Thursday, July 7, 2016

Wayne HealthCare Foundation Donates to the Coalition for a Healthy Darke County

Sharon Deschambeau – Coalition Director and President of Darke County Chamber of Commerce, and Lauren Henry – WHC Foundation Director
The Wayne HealthCare Foundation is proud to partner with the Coalition for a Healthy Darke County donating $1,000, to the mission of the coalition, “to bring our entire community together to create and maintain healthy lifestyles for all residents and businesses in Darke County. This mission correlates with the mission of the Wayne HealthCare Foundation, “collaborating through philanthropy with Wayne HealthCare in order to enhance education and wellness close to home.” The Foundation focuses on youth health and wellness, diabetes, nutrition & obesity awareness, developing future healthcare leaders, seniors & the aging population, as well as promoting healthy lifestyles. These focus areas compliment the focus areas of the Coalition and serve as a great collaboration for our goals of healthy living. The Board of Directors of the Wayne HealthCare Foundation are pleased to be able to serve this caring community complimenting the work of the Coalition for a Healthy Darke County.

The Coalition Board of Directors is developing a website and plans a community outreach meeting for health education and awareness in the near future. Program topics will include programs and resources for physical health, mental and behavioral health, spiritual health, elder care and services, youth, safety, and substance abuse in Darke County. The Coalition’s vision is “a healthy, vibrant, safe and secure community that thrives together at home, at school, and at work.”

The purpose of the Coalition for a Healthy Darke County, Inc. (Coalition) is to understand and promote community decision making, collaboration and ownership among many different organizations through joint action. The Coalition will permit these organizations to work together to resolve specific community challenges such as health and substance abuse. The Coalition will create a community of care revolving around health with opportunities for collaborative funding, creating structured systems and processes, shared resources, comprehensive planning, ongoing reporting and public communication, celebrating results and continuous improvement.

For more information about the Coalition for a Healthy Darke County, contact Sharon Deschambeau at the Darke County Chamber of Commerce at 548-2102. For more information about the Wayne HealthCare Foundation contact Lauren Henry at 547-7408.

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