Keeping Kids Well
Where They Live, Learn and Play
The Guilds Center for Community Health is the first of its kind in the Central Valley. It was established to help bridge the exceptional care kids receive within the Valley Children's network and the health impacts children experience where they live, learn and play.
Valley Children’s recognizes that the health of our kids is impacted by social determinants -- the conditions that influence health and quality of life -- including physical environment, health behaviors, economic status, poverty and racism. According to research, of all the factors that influence our health, only 20% are linked to the clinical care we receive – and 80% are related to these social determinants.
The Guilds Center for Community Health is an investment in that 80%.