History of the Foundation

communitykidsThe Doorway to Health Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2001 by CenCal Health to address health access issues of uninsured and under-insured residents of Santa Barbara County.

  • Vision: To maximize the health of all Santa Barbara County residents. 
  • Mission: To improve access to health care, improve the quality of health care and achieve a healthy community.
  • Goal: To develop programs to provide affordable comprehensive health care for the under-served, uninsured, and under-insured in Santa Barbara County.

healthy kidsWhat is Healthy Kids?

In 2005, Doorway to Health launched the Healthy Kids insurance program designed to cover children from families whose children did not qualify for Medi-Cal. The Healthy Kids Program ended on June 30, 2016, as a new law went into effect in May 2016 which allows children less than 19 years of age to apply for full scope Medi-Cal benefits regardless of their immigration status. If your children were Healthy Kids members and you would like to learn more about the Medi-Cal program and what you need to do to apply, please click here.

To learn more about the Board of Directors and how to get involved, please visit our website: www.doorwaytohealth.org

A strategy of cross-sector collaboration over the past nine years has resulted in a dramatic decrease in the number and percentage of uninsured children in Santa Barbara County.