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North Valley Health Education Foundation

The North Valley Health Education Foundation, established in 1973, educates people about health-related issues and financially supports students involved in the health sciences. It is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization eligible to receive tax-deductible gifts.

Students enrolled in health professions at a community college, 4-year college nursing program, medical school, and paramedic program at Butte College are eligible to apply for scholarships. Scholarship applications are available January 1 through May 1. Click on Scholarships to learn more.

In the past, we maintained and expanded several health-oriented programs. Through health fairs, speakers and other activities, we educated the public about their own health so they can lead longer and healthier lives. We were the leader in establishing a fund to provide medical equipment to home-bound patients with limited funds. We also began Kids on the Block, a puppet program that taught school-aged children about children with disabilities.

Our Mission

Help people with financial need become contributing members of society. Our hope is that our investment in these medical students will benefit the communities they choose to serve.

Foundation Profile

We are governed by 16 directors: 12 elected from the community and one each from Butte College, California State University, Chico, University of California, Davis and Enloe Medical Center.