Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties has been selected to receive a $45,000 grant from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. The funds, secured through a grant from Horizon’s charitable arm, the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, will support the agency’s Wellness Network. The WN is a program that promotes primary care and preventative health services, such as cancer screenings, for individuals impacted by health inequities.
“The generous grant from Horizon will continue to fund the agency’s Wellness Network programs and events which provide a health centric focus on people in the community. We are fortunate to have the Foundation as an agency partner as JFS continues to be an advocate for individuals in need,” JFS CEO Andrea Steinberg stated.
For years, the Wellness Network has provided a lifeline for residents who have one or more chronic conditions and experience barriers to care. JFS works with a multi-disciplinary coalition of medical and mental health providers, and social service agencies to inform on wellness interventions and help improve health outcomes for Atlantic County residents.
In 2021, nearly 600 individuals received one or more JFS Wellness services including covid-19 educational information, vaccinations and testing referrals; they also participated in diabetes self-management and nurse educator services workshops.
“Horizon is proud to work with Jewish Family Service because everyone deserves expanded access to the resources they need to manage and improve their health,” said Jonathan R. Pearson, the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey’s executive director, said. “Keeping New Jersey healthy means supporting local organizations and programs like JFS’ Wellness Network so that the care you need is available in your own community.” For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.