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The mission of the Eden Health District is to improve the health of the people in our community by investing resources in health and wellness programs that meet identified goals.


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.

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. Members of the Board carefully evaluate every application and make their grant selections in open session during a regularly scheduled Board meeting.

District’s Strategic Plan:

The Eden Health District Board of Directors met in a special planning sessions in 2013 and 2016, and with public input and Board review, priorities of the District were developed, evaluated, and revised.

Also, the Board of Directors and the District’s Community Health Advisory Committee (appointed by the District Board), continually evaluate programs and the current healthcare needs in Alameda County.

On August 17, 2016, the Board of Directors formally adopted a revised strategic plan for the next five years for Eden Health District.  The 2016 Strategic Plan can be found here.

Public Records Requests:

If you would like to review or have copies made of any records Eden Health District  has on file which are available for public review and/or copying, please complete the Application  for Inspection and Copying of Public Records of Eden Health District form.

California Healthcare Districts:

Healthcare Districts in California are public entities that provide community based health care services to residents throughout the State.  They respond to the needs in their District by providing a range of services, which may include a hospital, clinic, skilled nursing facility or emergency medical services; as well as education and wellness programs.  Each of California’s Healthcare Districts are governed by a locally elected Board of Directors who are directly accountable to the communities they serve.  For more information on Healthcare Districts in California, please visit the Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) website at achd.org.

Public Official Compensation:

The State Controller’s Office public compensation website can be found at publicpay.ca.gov