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Local Funder Becomes Humboldt Health Foundation

A new logo and name for union-founded health organization.

Local funder Union Labor Health Foundation recently announced their new name: Humboldt Health Foundation. Founded in 1997 as the Union Labor Health Foundation, and endowed by the proceeds from the sale of the old General Hospital, the Foundation exemplifies the tradition of local residents engaged in helping each other. The original Union Labor Hospital was created by timber and mill worker unions in 1908 to address unmet health needs. The hospital served all members of the community regardless of ability to pay and ultimately became the General Hospital of Eureka.

The Humboldt Health Foundation is continuing the tradition of commitment to creating healthier Humboldt communities through grants to community based organizations, funding partnerships, nursing scholarships and assistance to individuals for health and dental care. The Humboldt Health Foundation fills a unique role in Humboldt County, by providing the Angel Fund and Children’s Dental Angel Fund, the only local sources of direct assistance through small grants to people of all ages who are referred by sponsoring health professionals, known as ‘angels’. Over the past 20 years the Foundation has distributed nearly $4 million dollars to address a wide variety of local health issues. The board and staff are committed to supporting health and wellness efforts in underserved communities, including Native American communities and outlying areas of the county.

“We’re excited to move forward as Humboldt Health Foundation as we continue to strengthen access to wellness for communities across the county,” said HHF Board Chair Christina Huff.

For more information on services provided by the Foundation, please visit the Humboldt Health Foundation website at humhealth.org or call (707) 442-2417.



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