ARIZONA NEWS

United Health Foundation grants $3M to Valle del Sol for child health care

May 30, 2021, 6:15 AM
(Valle del Sol Photo)...
(Valle del Sol Photo)
(Valle del Sol Photo)

PHOENIX– United Health Foundation announced Thursday that it has committed $3 million to Valle del Sol Community Health in order to improve schoolchildren’s access to primary and behavioral healthcare services for communities in need.

The program will create mobile medical teams that will be capable of providing primary, psychiatry and behavioral health services for middle- and high-school students. Students will be able to participate in the medical visits through opportunities in their school or through telehealth programs.

The program will go effect beginning in July, and is expected to serve nearly 11,000 children over the next three years, according to United Health Foundation.

“This grant will help Arizona kids and families access consistent care that is critical to their development and well-being,” said Governor Doug Ducey said in a press release.

“I’m grateful to the United Health Foundation for its continued support for families and its efforts to address the health care needs of underserved communities.”


Through the three mobile medical units and their respective teams, the grant will support Valle del Sol’s effort to coordinate with school systems and foster home groups to identify and care for children who may need access to vital medical programs.

“This is a game-changer. We are grateful to the United Health Foundation for its support to help us expand our reach to so many more children and families in the Phoenix area,” said Carmen Heredia, CEO of Valle del Sol Community Health in the release.

“Better meeting children’s critical health care needs means better school attendance, hopefully a reduction in mental health symptoms, and a better start toward a healthy life.”

As a federally qualified health center and Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic, Valle del Sol is a Phoenix-based clinic that provides behavioral prevention, treatment, primary medical care and community. United Health Foundation’s partnership with the clinic is the newest portion of the nonprofit’s Arizona-centered health care improvements.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

FILE - Migrants, many from Haiti, wade across the Rio Grande from Del Rio, Texas, to return to Ciud...
Associated Press

Anxiety grows that Biden administration can’t find balance on immigration

A year into Biden’s presidency, there is growing concern among some in the party that the administration can’t find balance on immigration.
23 hours ago
(File photo by Jenna Miller/Cronkite News)...
Ulysse Bex | Cronkite News

Arizona jobless rate continues steady decline, workforce keeps growing

Arizona’s unemployment rate continued its steady decline in October, falling to 5.2%, down a full percentage point from two months earlier.
23 hours ago
(ADOT Photo)...
Associated Press

1 person dead in wrong-way crash involving 4 vehicles in Phoenix

A wrong-way collision on a Phoenix freeway early Saturday involved four vehicles and killed the wrong-way driver..
23 hours ago
(Airbnb photo)...
Tom Kuebel

Airbnb names Phoenix family as top new hosts in Arizona

Owners of a Charming Coronado Casita with 123 ratings in its first year were named as the top new Airbnb hosts in Arizona.
23 hours ago
FILE - A dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at Lurie Children's hospital, Nov. 5, 2021, ...
KTAR.com

Arizona reports 3,655 new COVID-19 cases, 47 deaths on Saturday

Arizona health officials on Saturday reported 3,655 new COVID-19 cases and 47 deaths.
23 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 file photo, the logo of Google is displayed on a carpet at the...
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors

In need of Gmail storage space cleanup tips? Here are a few to get you started

If you haven’t done much in the past to keep the clutter from building up in your Gmail account, there are a number of places where you can free up valuable storage space.
23 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...
Sanderson Ford

Sanderson Ford offers cars and deals for all this holiday season

Sanderson Ford’s No! Vember Black Friday sale is giving an opportunity to purchase a new 2021 vehicle just in time for the holiday season.
...
ENVOQUE MD

Thyroid issues: Here are the warning signs and what to do

In a 100-person office in the United States, an estimated 12 co-workers, employees and loved ones, will likely develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. That’s because, according to the American Thyroid Association, more than 12% of the U.S. population will experience thyroid issues.
...
DISC DESERT INSTITUTE FOR SPINE CARE

What you need to know about spine health

With 540 million people suffering from lower back pain, it remains the leading cause of long-term disability. That’s why World Spine Day on Oct. 16 will raise awareness about spinal health with its theme, BACK2BACK. “BACK2BACK will focus on highlighting ways in which people can help their spines by staying mobile, avoiding physical inactivity, not overloading […]
United Health Foundation grants $3M to Valle del Sol for child health care