Gift of Health


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Helping Local Children Access Health Care

Heart.pngOur Mission:

Gift of Health sponsors health insurance premiums for children with chronic conditions of low-income families in San Diego County.

The number of uninsured families continues to grow throughout San Diego County.  Many of these families qualify for public children's healthcare programs, but most are unable to keep their kids enrolled due to high premiums, co-payments and out of pocket expenses.

To date the Gift of Health has provided assistance to 283 children.  However; year after year, our application volume increases and the experts tell us the need will be greater than ever due to changes in many government programs.  The Gift of Health is needed now more than ever.

Heart.pngHow You Can Help

You can give the Gift of Health!  It can cost as little as $180.00 to sponsor a child through Gift of Health.  With a donation, you can help disadvantaged children to access quality healthcare.

Please send checks to Gift of Health Program Coordinator, Community Health Improvement Partners, 9370 Chesapeake Drive, Suite 220, San Diego, CA 92123.


A To Z Wireless supports San Diego kids!

A To Z Wireless, a cell phone repair and retail outlet, is collecting donations for Gift of Health through the end of 2011.  The next time you need a cell phone repair or accessory, please consider A To Z Wireless.

A To Z Wireless Locations:

  • Mission Valley (5658 Mission Center Rd Ste 304, San Diego, CA 92108)
  • Westfield Plaza Bonita Shopping Center - Bonita (3030 Plaza Bonita Road #2075, National City, CA 91950)
  • Westfield North County(272 East Via Rancho Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025)
  • Westfield Parkway Plaza (415 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, CA 92020)

Thank you, A To Z Wireless, for supporting San Diego County children!

Join our Advisory Committee:

Gift of Health is lead by advisory and selection committees comprised of professionals from the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, Sharp HealthCare, UCSD School of Medicine, San Diegans for Healthcare Coverage, San Diego Kids Health Assurance Network (SD-KHAN) and Vista Hill Foundation. Other partners include agencies that refer families to the Gift of Health. Current referral partners include Family Health Centers of San Diego, North County Health Services, (SD-KHAN), San Diego Unified School District, San Ysidro Health Center, Vista Community Clinic, Home Start, Inc., and Neighborhood Healthcare.

Meeting Information

  • The Gift of Health Advisory Committee meets on an as needed basis, for further information, please contact Beth Ruland, Manager, Access to Care
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News and Current Events

  • Congratulations to the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative on their Farm to School efforts in San Diego County region. The third annual State of Farm to School Report in San Diego County reveals strong growth in farm to school activities. Click here to download a full copy.
  • Health Literacy San Diego, a project of CHIP and the San Diego Council on Literacy, released a new report titled, Improving Health Communications, A Collaborative Plan to Address Health Literacy in San Diego County.  Click here for the full report.
  • CHIP now has a food systems blog! Check out the blog at: CHIP Food Systems Blog to learn about the major happenings in the Farm to School Taskfroce as well as CHIP's many other food systems activities.
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CHIP now has a food systems blog!


The blog will cover major happenings in the Farm to School Taskforce as well as CHIP's many other food systems activities including the Nutrition in Healthcare Leadership Team, events like the Let's Go Local! Produce Showcase, and many projects we are working on behind the scenes in partnership with local, state, and national food systems advocates.


Here is a link to the blog: CHIP Food Systems Blog

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