Foundation was formed in 1975 as a not for profit organization.
It began as an extension of Doctors Medical Center, a sustainable
means to provide health education programs throughout the Modesto
area. In our 35 years we have evolved and now serve well over
50,000 residents within Stanislaus County as well as the outlying
areas and are no longer an extension
of DMC Hospital. However,
our focus remains the same. We exist to "promote health
through education." DMC Foundation believes that the best
way to maintain good health from generation to generation is
to educate people. Our programs are essential to the community
because they work to teach people how to take care of themselves
have Diabetes Health Services to
teach those struggling with diabetes how to monitor the disease
and maintain the best health possible. Our program director goes
out to local schools to prescreen students and inform them about
the disease including the best methods of prevention.
our puppet-based program. Our puppeteers have a lot of fun sharing
health and safety tips with school-aged children at assemblies
all over the county. The life-sized puppets present important
messages to over 35,000 students each year. Our Fresh
Outdoors project also works to keep kids safe and healthy
by creating non-smoking public areas to reduce exposure to secondhand
smoke. This program is funded by the California Department of
Public Health. MoMobile, our mobile outreach clinic, provides
medical care to those who live in remote or under served areas
of the county where transportation and access to health care
prevents many children from seeing a doctor.
also maintain several programs specifically for seniors. The Retired & Senior
Volunteer (RSVP) program of Stanislaus County is a wonderful
program pairing seniors up with other seniors who might
benefit from friendly visits to transportation services. Mileage
Reimbursements are available. Another program at the core of
our existence is Miller's Place, our Alzheimer's
Day Care & Adult Day Health Care resource centers.
Miller's Place makes it possible for care givers to work during
the day while their mentally fragile loved ones are well taken
care of, not neglected at home or left at a convalescent home.
is an often overlooked disease that plagues millions. Statistics
show that roughly five million Americans have been diagnosed
with the disease, known to be the seventh leading cause of death
in the United States. One in seven people will be affected by
Alzheimer's. Someone new is diagnosed every seventy seconds.
We are proud to be the only licensed
facility in Central California.
If you would like to make a tax deductible
donation, please contact us.
thank you for your continued support!
730 McHenry Avenue
Modesto, CA 95350
Fax: (209) 527-1512
Mon - Thu: 8:00am to 4:30pm