Through a strategic planning process, the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) set out to identify major community needs that effect the health and wellness of the residents of La Porte. Outlining specific Strategic Focus Areas gives us the opportunity to partner with community organizations who seek to make a defined impact in these areas. Through research and collaboration, HFL has identified the following community results:
- Healthy Living
- Healthy Children
- Healthy Minds
Each of these results are further defined by goals and indicators. The goals present what we seek to accomplish in the community.Community-level data, or indicators, are used to measure progress toward community goals. They provide critical information to suggest whether the programs, initiatives, and policies that partners are implementing are working to improve the condition of well-being in the community. They help us all to see where we are making progress, and where we need to redouble our efforts.
We seek to support partners with a shared interest in the results we have identified in a number of ways, including training and professional development, collective leadership opportunities, and of course, by funding initiatives, programs and services aimed at achieving the priority results. If you are interested in partnering with HFL to pursue any of the priority results, please complete a funding application in the appropriate category. For questions about which category best fits your initiative or project, please contact us.
Obesity and weight-related chronic disease are severe obstacles to a person’s ability to live a long and fulfilling life. The many negative consequences of unhealthy weight, poor diet and physical inactivity can lead to serious health risks, greater medical costs and a lower quality of life.
Reducing the negative effects of poor physical health and its impact on our community is a key component of the HFL’s mission of empowering our residents to live healthy and well. Therefore, we have identified Healthy Living as a Strategic Focus Area and are committed to helping La Porte residents improve their physical health. Grant requests do not have a set minimum but are limited by our yearly budget.
Our goals for Healthy Living grants are:
- Reducing obesity and weight-related chronic diseases
- Improving access to healthy foods, reducing food deserts
- Increasing community-wide focus on active living and fit lifestyles
The primary and secondary indicators that are being used to measure Health Living include the best available individual-level measures of nutrition, physical activity, and obesity and related chronic diseases, as well as community-level measures of infrastructure that can increase access to, and uptake of, healthy options:
The health of La Porte’s children is one of our greatest priorities. Children’s health is inseparable from the HFL’s mission of empowering our residents to live healthy and well. The lifelong benefits of good childhood health, for both individuals and communities, have led us to identify Healthy Children (prenatal to end of high school) as a Strategic Focus Area. Grant requests do not have a set minimum but are limited by our yearly budget.
Our goals for Healthy Children grants are:
- Decreasing the number of low birthweight births
- Decreasing the number of preterm births
- Decreasing the number of uninsured children
- Reducing childhood obesity
- Reducing teen births
- Improving education about tobacco and drug usage and their consequences
- Increasing safety in homes and schools
- Increasing access to mental healthcare for children
- Increasing the number of children and parents making informed decisions about good childhood health and its lifelong benefits
The primary and secondary indicators that are being used to measure Healthy Children include the best available individual-level measures of general health of children, as well as community- and systems-level measures of infrastructure and resources that can improve children’s health:
Behavioral and mental health are a vital component of a person’s well-being. Mental health disorders, substance abuse and tobacco use negatively impact overall health and quality of life and can place a burden on entire communities.
The negative impact of mental illnesses and substance abuse on our neighbors and our community has led HFL to identify Healthy Minds as a Strategic Focus Area. By supporting programs that focus on the prevention and treatment of mental and behavioral health issues, we can empower our residents to live healthy and well in and around La Porte. Grant requests do not have a set minimum but are limited by our yearly budget.
Our goals for Healthy Minds grants are:
- Increasing access to care for mental illnesses
- Increasing access to treatment for substance abuse
- Decreasing drug usage
- Decreasing tobacco usage
- Decreasing controlled substances dispensed
- Decreasing alcohol related driving accidents
The primary and secondary indicators that are being used to measure Healthy Minds include the best available individual-level measures of mental health among adults, as well as community- and systems-level measures of infrastructure and resources to address mental health and substance abuse
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