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Health

Our Focus: Improve Well-being and Quality of Life
The primary goal of the collaborative is to improve the health status of our community by providing access to health resources and interventions that reduce unhealthy behaviors while also increasing the ability of citizens to live healthy, independent lives.

One-Year Health Grantees
The following programs will receive $53,125. Partners in this group have committed to support a 1% community-wide decrease in unhealthy behaviors and a corresponding 1% increase in stable and healthy independent living. In Quarter 1, 216 clients successfully completed intervention programs. Quarters 2 & 3 saw 376 out of 512 individuals with challenges related to mobility and cognitive functions improve their independence.

Baptist Health Care: Speech & Hearing Board
Boys & Girls Club of Emerald Coast: Healthy Lifestyles
Epilepsy Foundation of Floirda: Epilepsy Services and Resource Center
Independence for the Blind: Older Blind Program
Lakeview Center: Rape Crisis/Trauma Recovery Center
Leaning Post Ranch: Leaning Post Ranch
Manna Food Pantries, Inc: Healthy Seniors Food Program at Westminister Center

Three-Year Health Grantees

The following programs will receive a total of $646,404 over a three-year period. Partners in this group have committed to support a 1% community-wide decrease in unhealthy behaviors and a corresponding 1% increase in healthy independent living. 12 funded programs reported a 43% decrease in obesity and unhealthy behaviors such as physical and substance abuse in Quarter 1. In Quarters 2 & 3, 475 individuals in shelter and drug intervention programs maintained their sobriety for at least 90 days.

 
Capstone Adaptive Learning and Therapy Center, Inc.: Essential Life Skills

Children's Home Society of Florida: Kugelman Counseling Center
Council on Aging of West Florida: Meals on Wheels
Council on Aging of West Florida: Senior Companion Program
Guld Coast Kid's House: Child Abuse Prevention Education
Lutheran Services of Florida: Sexual/Physical Abuse Treatment Program
Manna Food Pantries, Inc: Healthy Kids Initiative
New Beginnings: New Beginnings Recovery Homes for Women
The Arc Gateway, Inc: Pearl Nelson Center
The Arc Gateway, Inc: Supported Living
YMCA of Northwest Florida: Youth Development Program