Summer - September 2017                                                           EHD eNews - Issue 5

Eden Health District recipient of
"Best Practices in Governance" Certification  from the Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD)

message from the CEO

A New Chief Executive Officer for Eden Health District

Hello Eden Health District Communities! 

I'm honored and excited to be on board as CEO for Eden Township Healthcare District (DBA Eden Health District).   And proud to be given charge of carrying on the business and legacy of such a vital organization. 
The Eden Health District was established in 1948 to build and operate Eden Hospital, a community hospital to serve residents of Castro Valley, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Hayward and nearby communities. The District operated Eden until 1998, when Eden Medical Center became an affiliate of Sutter Health.

Today Eden Medical Center - Sutter Health stands near where the original Eden Hospital once stood. It is a testament to the foresight, dedication and perseverance of a group of local citizens - "The Eden Township Healthcare District" in providing healthcare for its community. 

Today the District continues to commit resources to "improving the health" of those living within our communities. EHD is not looking to replicate healthcare services - but, partner and support local healthcare agencies.  One focus of the District is to oversee the endowment fund known as the Community Health Fund. Through responsible investments the fund uses its earnings to provide grants to local non-profit organizations, enabling them to provide much-needed health care services to those in need. 

During my time at St. Rose Hospital one of my proudest accomplishments as CEO was the development of an inclusive process to insure that the hospital's strategic plans were focused on meeting community needs. Now I look forward to continuing the mission of the Eden Health District to improve the health of the people in our community by investing resources in health and wellness programs that meet identified goals. 

One final note. I would be remiss in not thanking the former CEO of Eden Health District, Dev Mahadevan for his past nine years of service in bringing this organization to the point it is today. Through his focus on community needs and his understanding of the ever changing health care climate in our country, he has managed to keep EHD on the right track and looking forward to the future health and well being of all in our communities. Thank you, Dev! 

Michael Mahoney
CEO, Eden Health District

President of the Castro Valley Rotary Club, Jim Negri welcomes Michael Mahoney, recently appointed CEO for Eden Health District, to the September 5th Rotary meeting.
Eden Health District Sponsors
St. Rose Hospital Golf Tournament

  June 5, 2017 St. Rose Hospital Foundation 56th Annual Charity Golf Classic Castle Rock Country Club

 First Place Winners - Senior Division (Left to Right)
 Leonard TraskDev Mahadevan (former EHD CEO), 
 Ken Papierniak, and Mike Mehan.  

Eden Health District's
"Person of the Year Award" 2017
   Eden Health District's mission is to invest in and promote the health of the community.  Now, we want to honor other members of our community living within Castro Valley, Hayward, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, and Ashland/Cherryland areas, who make significant contributions improving the health of people who reside within the District's boundaries.

   Approximately 360,000 people live within EHD boundaries. Many of these citizens are "unsung heros" who go above and beyond helping others in our community with health-related issues. The EHD Person of the Year Award is open to anyone serving Eden Health District's residents.
   Do you know someone who reaches out to help people with chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, or cancer...or someone who organizes services that promote the health of the community, such as community health clinics or community health education?

Applications close November 1, 2017
Winner will be awarded December 2017
   EHD provides community grants to organizations that support health and wellness efforts to reduce illness and keep people out of hospitals and emergency departments. EHD provides Community Health Education Workshops and medical office space for physicians, and other health providers like clinics and diagnostic services. 

Eden Health District Partners with Davis Street at its 3rd Annual Health Fair 
Nearly 1,000 attend Davis Street Health Fair 

Eden Health District was there to partner with   Davis Street Family Resource Center as it hosted its 3rd annual Health Fair, Saturday, August 12. 

EHD representatives are on hand to partner with Davis Street Family Resource Center providing local community health-related resources.

Family members stop by Eden Health District table for  information on 
free  EHD Community Health Workshops.

EHD Community Health Advisory Committee members, Adrienne Sommer and Rodica Motoc help with providing the District's  resource information.

ABOUT - Davis Street Family Resource Center
Serving more than 15,000 individuals annually, Davis Street  has helps low income families of the Eden area and surrounding communities improve their quality of life through short and long-term assistance. Today, Davis Street offers a comprehensive safety net that helps clients navigate their journey to financial, physical, and mental well-being.  

The fun filled Health Fair included: complimentary 
 dental exams, blood pressure checks, games, fresh produce, Medi-Cal and Cal-fresh enrollment assistance and linkages to other resources throughout the community.  There were more than 25 community resource booths.   

Davis Street Family Resource Center CEO
Rose Padilla Johnson, congratulates the happy winner of a new bicycle. 

ABOUT - the Stanford WELL for Life Program
Eden Health District Board of Directors recently approved working in conjunction with the Stanford WELL for Life Program to get members of our local community signed up.  WELL for Life is recruiting 10,000 participant cohorts in each of four locations--WELL Bay Area, WELL China, WELL Taiwan, and WELL Singapore-to answer questions about the many different factors that impact health, wellness, and well-being.    

WELL for Life investigators are part of the Stanford School of Medicine, in the Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC). SPRC has been at the forefront of wellness and health promotion for the last half-century.  WELL investigators
 have been instrumental in setting national and international standards for community-based interventions aimed at improving diet, reducing smoking, increasing physical activity, and reducing the risks of cancer and cardiovascular disease. With WELL for Life, these health promotion experts are using their knowledge to help people learn how to optimize their own health, wellness, and well-being, while furthering the science of health and wellness promotion.  Eden Health District hosted  Stanford Well for Life program representatives  at its table. 

(left to right) 
Naina AhujaResearch Assistant  Wellness Living Laboratory  Stanford Prevention Research Center
Stanford University School of Medicine
and M inu Sonali,  Stanford WELL for Life Intern

When you join WELL for Life, you get access to challenges, resources, and ways to improve well-being from the team of Stanford health promotion experts. You'll gain insight about how to improve your nutrition and diet, physical activity, social connectedness, sleep, stress management, and more. You'll also be contributing to science's understanding of well-being, and how different factors contribute to improving overall health, wellness, and well-being.

Two Upcoming EHD Community Education Workshops
   Participants in the Castro Valley Sports Foundation's inaugural "Run to the Dam" will see parts of Lake Chabot Regional Park that previously have not been open to the public without permits.  The trail from the Chabot staging area to the upper San Leandro Reservoir and back covers mostly flat terrain and previously has been open only with proper permits, so runners and walkers will be treated to new views in the scenic park.

   Co-sponsored by the Eden Health District, the 5K and 10K event, is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 29, beginning at 8:30 a.m. from the Chabot staging area, 7000 Miller Road.  Packet pickup and race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. 
   To register for the Run to the Dam, go to the CVSF website:   (Click on the "Events" link and follow instructions).  Entry fee is $35 for the 5K and $45 for the 10K from now through Oct. 13, increasing to $45 and $50 thereafter.  Prizes will be offered by age divisions, which start at 8-years-old and under and go all the way to 85-years-old and over.
   Proceeds from the Run to the Dam benefit CVSF, a local non-profit that provides charitable assistance to youth sports and athletics in the community, including teams and programs under the auspices of the Castro Valley Unified School District.
   Eden Health District and CVSF also are seeking sponsors and volunteers for the Oct. 29 run.  Sponsorship and volunteer forms are available on the CVSF website:  (Simply click on the "Events" link and follow instructions).

Community Health

Did you know we have many local resources in our community to help keep you healthy? We're here to help you get connected! Here are just some examples of what is available in our community - many of these services are free or available at a low-cost. 


                               Calendar of Events

Here are just a few of some upcoming local health events happening in our community.

- Community Festival

Ashland Cherryland Fam Fest (5KRun & Health Fair)
16335 E14th Street, San Leandro
Oct. 14, 9 am Race (Fee), 10 am - 1 pm Fam Fest (Free)
Go to for more info.

- Community Health Education

Take Charge in Managing Diabetes (two-part program) 

Sponsored by Eden Health District

San Lorenzo Library, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo
Sept 20 & 27, 6-8:30 pm, FREE
Call 510-538-2035 to register.

Look Good Feel Better: Helping Women with Cancer
Eden Medical Center, 20103 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley
Oct. 2, 10 am - Noon, FREE
Call American Cancer Society at 1-800-395-5665 to register.

Let's Get Vegucated! (health benefits of a plant-based diet)
Sponsored by Eden Health District
Castro Valley Library, 3600 Norbridge Ave, Castro Valley
Oct 4, 6-7:30 pm, FREE
Call 510-538-2035 to register.

Keys to Living Well with Diabetes (two-part program)
Eden Medical Center, 20103 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley
Oct 16 & 23, 7-9 pm, FREE
Go to to register or for more information.

- Get Out and Exercise Events

Run to the Dam (5K/10K Run)
Sponsored by Castro Valley Sports Foundation
Chabot Staging Area, 22323 Redwood Road, Castro Valley
Sat., Oct. 29, 8:30 am (Fee)
Go to for more info.

Lake Chabot Trail Run (50K Marathon, 30K Half Marathon, 5 Mile, Kids Run)
Lake Chabot Marina, 17600 Lake Chabot Road, Castro Valley
Sat., Nov. 4, 8 am (Fee)
Go to for more info.

- Farmer's Markets

Farmer's Market - Kaiser Permanente 
San Leandro Medical Center
2500 Merced Street, San Leandro
Wednesdays,10:00 am - 2:00 pm

San Leandro Bayfair Farmer's Market
15555 E 14th St, San Leandro
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm

Hayward Farmers Market
Main Street, between A & B Street, Hayward
Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm

Castro Valley Farmer's Market
Castro Valley BART, Redwood Road, Castro Valley
Saturdays, 10 am - 2 pm

- Free or Low Cost Immunization/Flu Clinics

(This information is subject to change. Please call the phone numbers below for more specific information).

Public Health Nursing
24085 Amador St Suite 110, Hayward
Call Stefanie for an appointment at 510-383-5216

Davis Street Primary Care Clinic
3081 Teagarden Street San Leandro
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays 8:30am- 4pm; Thursdays 8:30am-12:00pm
Call first at 510-347-4620

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