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Parkview announces 2014 Community Partners

Posted: Friday, January 3, 2014

Parkview Huntington Hospital has awarded grants to several Huntington County organizations that share in the hospital’s mission of improving the health of the community.

Community Health Improvement Program funds for 2014 were awarded to the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County, Huntington County Council on Aging, the Huntington House, Huntington County Free Clinic, Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, United Way of Huntington County and Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County.

The Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County has provided programs for hundreds of children each year since opening in 2001. Its share of funds will be used to promote its SMART Moves program (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training).  The program teaches abstinence from substance abuse and adolescent sexual involvement by practicing resistance and refusal skills for at-risk youths from the ages of six to 16.

Huntington County Council on Aging will use its funds to help support the Huntington County Area Transportation program. The Huntington House plans to use their grant to assist with housing needs of the homeless in Huntington County.

Community and Family Services, Inc. plans to use its funds to continue the work of the Huntington County Free Health Clinic. The clinic provides acute and chronic healthcare for all Huntington County citizens who are otherwise unable to obtain healthcare due to lack of financial resources and health insurance coverage.

Parkview Huntington Family YMCA will use its grant to offer membership scholarships to individuals and families in need of assistance.

The United Way of Huntington County will use its share of funds to continue its Health and Wellness Coalition programs. Its wellness programs educate and raise awareness about the importance of fitness and eating healthy by targeting youths and families.

The Youth Services Bureau grants will go into its “On Your Way Up” program and teen suicide prevention efforts. “On Your Way Up” provides incentives to young parents to make health choices for themselves and their children. The suicide prevention program targets middle and high school students and educates them on warning signs, appropriate action steps and resources related to suicide.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to partner with these organizations in our community to which promoting healthy living in Huntington County is a high priority,” stated Darlene Garrett, president of Parkview Huntington Hospital.

PHH funds its Community Health Improvement Program through a tithe of the hospital’s net income.

Shown in the front row from left to right, Ryan Warner, Parkview Huntington Hospital board member; Carolyn Ray, Huntington House; Megan Bobay, Huntington County Health and Wellness Coalition; Mandy Reber, Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County and Karen Hinshaw, Huntington County Health and Wellness Coalition and Purdue Extension. Back row from left to right, Darlene Garrett, president, Parkview Huntington Hospital; Darlene Stanley, Parkview Huntington Hospital board member; Tom Karst, Parkview Huntington Hospital board chair; Jan Williams, Youth Services Bureau; Jenna Strick, United Way of Huntington County; Ryan Lemon, Parkview Huntington Family YMCA; Todd Latta, Huntington County Health and Wellness Coalition; Rosemary Wagner, Huntington County Free Clinic and Holly Saunders, Huntington County Council on Aging.