Community health initiatives WellSpan supported in 2013

December 10, 2013

 

Initiatives we support Issues they address Our progress in 2013
Healthy Adams County, a partnership of community members dedicated to continuing assessment, development and promotion of efforts toward improving physical, mental and social well-being Health literacy, healthy lifestyles, oral health, quality health care for the chronically ill, school wellness Held the sixth annual Adams County Health Summit focused on mental health issues for nearly 100 health and human services professionals and community residents

Established committee focused on end-of-life issues and provided community education
Healthy York County Coalition, an ongoing, independent collaborative effort dedicated to improving the health and wellness of York County Health literacy, healthy lifestyles, oral health, quality health care for the chronically ill, school wellness Oral Health Task Force produced a brochure to educate mothers on the importance of oral health care for infants and toddlers
Reach Out and Read Early childhood literacy 5,494 books distributed to children ages six months to five years
SAFE, teams of specially trained Emergency Department nurses at WellSpan York Hospital and WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital who treat victims of sexual assault while simultaneously gathering evidence of a crime Domestic violence and child abuse Provided care to more than 300 patients.
Community Partnership Grants Health and quality of life across south central Pennsylvania $292,900 provided to support:
  • York County Community Foundation
  • York College Department of Nursing - Nurse Managed Centers and WellSpan collaboration
  • York County Literacy Council
  • YMCA of York County
  • HACC York Campus (Nursing eLab)
  • United Way of Adams County
  • Healthy Adams County
  • Manos Unidas Hispanic-American Center
  • Junior Achievement (STEM Summit)
  • York Academy Regional Charter School (Simpson Station Playground)
  • York Hospital Community Health Center
  • Healthy York County Coalition
  • Healthy York County Coalition
Community sponsorships Health and quality of life across south central Pennsylvania Over $500,000 in sponsorships to area organizations and contributions to local government and school districts
Outreach to the Latino population Childhood obesity, early prenatal care, Latino health Provided mammography screening education to 19 Latino women, including information regarding recommended preventive screening

Health education resources, referrals and guidance provided to over 232 Latino community members regarding access to care, diabetes prevention and management, and cardiovascular health
Project SEARCH, a school-to-work program for area students with disabilities Real-life work experience and preparation for employment Provided total immersion in the workplace for 10 area students

Partnership with Lincoln Intermediate Unit (LIU), the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) and York/Adams Mental Health/Mental Retardation

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