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 $66,520. 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.

Autism Pensacola: PURE Empowerment Program

Baptist Healthcare Foundation:Speech & Hearing Board Program
Boys & Girls Club of The Emerald Coast:Healthy Lifestyle
Epilepsy Foundation of Florida: Epilepsy Services and Resource Center
Health and Hope Clinic: 
Innovative Diabetes Self-Management Program
Lakeview Center: Victim Services Program
Manna Food Pantries, Inc.: Healthy Seniors Food Program at Westminister Center

Three-Year Health Grantees
The following programs will receive a total of $336,116 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
Gulf Coast Kid's House: Child Abuse Prevention Program

Gulf Coast Kid's House: Family Advocacy Program
Independence for the Blind: Older Blind Program 
Lutheran Services of Florida: Sexual/Physical Abuse Treatment Program
Manna Food Pantries, Inc: Healthy Kids Initiative
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