Palm Health Foundation is leveraging our role as collaborator, convener and leader of innovative solutions for better health during the COVID-19 pandemic. The foundation is working with local partners to organize relief and response efforts for our community. Our work is ongoing; this page will be updated as we continue to provide assistance to our neighbors.
Establishing the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund at Palm Health Foundation
Our lives have all been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but some of us are struggling much more than others in this “new normal.” Those of us who are still able to keep our jobs, play our bills, access food and shelter safely at home, might be wondering what we can do to help those who don’t have these securities — without putting ourselves, or the community, at risk.
Palm Health Foundation has established The Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund to help our neighbors in need, in exactly the way they need it. This fund will put small grants directly in the hands of Palm Beach County residents so they can recover, rebuild and plan for the future.
For every dollar you contribute to the fund, Palm Health Foundation will match it. That means that for every dollar you donate, two dollars will go into the hands of residents in need.
Supporting United Way of Palm Beach County’s COVID-19 Response Fund
Palm Health Foundation is supporting United Way of Palm Beach County‘s COVID-19 Response Fund, established to help our neighbors with food and financial assistance, through a generous grant provided by Alice and Chris Holbrook, advisors to The Alice Busch Gronewaldt Foundation Fund at Palm Health Foundation.
Activating a Health Equity Network Response
Connecting Neighbors and Collecting Stories
Through tools like Facebook Live and Zoom, the Healthier Together communities and BeWellPBC are linking people to one another—particularly those with the greatest health disparities—to cultivate social connectedness and counteract stress, social isolation and concern about the future. Click here to read more about these efforts.
Solving “Last Mile” Issues and Addressing Brain Health
In partnership with the Hunger Relief Coalition, Palm Health Foundation’s Healthier Together communities are helping to solve “last mile” issues in food distribution for their most vulnerable neighbors.
The foundation is also working with several partners to address the growing brain health needs of our residents, given the stress produced by the pandemic. Palm Health Foundation is exploring opportunities for making significant systemic improvements on our community’s behavioral health safety net, including advances in telehealth and the implementation of an integrated network solution.
Extending the Let’s Move Physical Activity Challenge
Palm Health Foundation has extended the month-long Let’s Move: Commit to Change Physical Activity Challenge beyond its original end date of March 31, 2020 to emphasize the importance of exercise for good physical and mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak. The foundation encourages Palm Beach County residents to set a goal of at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day, every day and to log minutes on the Let’s Move website: www.LetsMovePBC.org.
Click here to read more about the extension of the Let’s Move challenge.