Finding solutions for community’s health needs
What does Palm Healthcare Foundation, Inc. do?
Palm Healthcare Foundation Inc. brings residents and leaders together on critical health issues to get results. With philanthropic support, we work to achieve transformative health solutions, advocate for our most vulnerable residents and lead change for better health for generations to come. How does your agency benefit the community?
With the support of philanthropy and a focus on results, we build strong community partnerships, respect diverse opinions and seek innovative approaches to solving Palm Beach County’s complex health problems through collaborative grant-making, learning and action networks and countywide Better Health Campaigns. What i s your a ge nc y ’s focus for the future?
Palm Healthcare Foundation is focused on leading a substantial change effort for greater health equity through our Healthier Together neighborhood Initiatives. Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be healthier. The result of our neighborhood initiatives will be lasting, effective networks between local communities and partners in health, for improving the prevention of diabetes, family caregiving and brain health.
Brain health is a priority We inspire and fund solutions for better health in Palm Beach County through community collaboration. for Palm Healthcare Foundation as well. We are leading a change effort for better brain health, building a foundation to promote brain fitness and to reduce the stigma of mental illness through a variety of programs and coalitions.
Palm Healthcare Foundation is also implementing important initiatives to battle the opioid crisis and increase physical activity. In regard to the opioid crisis, the founda- tion partnered with Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network, Hanley Foundation and the Town of Palm Beach United Way to bring the Rapid Results Institute to Palm Beach County. RRI helped the partners launch a 100-Day Challenge in 2018 to attain significant results toward the implementation of a recovery system. A key component of the 100-Day Challenge includes establishing a centralized database of scholarship beds and treatment to help expand the capacity of treatment and residential beds for indigent consumers.
To combat obesit y and sedentary lifestyles, Palm Healthcare Foundation held its sixth annual Let’s Move: Commit to Change Physical Activity Challenge in March. Let’s Move is a countywide campaign, sponsored in partnership with PNC Bank and CBS12, that focuses on physical activity, nutrition and healthy behaviors. In 2018, the community exceeded expectations, logging more than 32 million minutes of physical activity. More than 200 teams participated. The foundation hopes that residents who participated will continue incorporating physical activity into their daily lives. How can the community help?
Palm Healthcare Foundation accepts donations in many forms that allow it fund programs that improve residents’ health and wellness. Donors can create a specially named fund, plan a Health Legacy or make a gift to a program that is special to them. Learn about the ways to give at palmhealthcare.org/donate
Mandel Public Library
411 Clematis St., West Palm Beach 561-868-7700
Fore i g n Fi l m S e r i e s : View the romantic drama “L’ombre des femmes (In the Shadow of Women).” English subtitles. Adults. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Get that job: Get a free l unch a nd f l a sh dr ive a t this workshop that covers resumes, job market, interviewing skills and more with career consultant Angela Wing-Allen. Adults. Preregister. 10 a.m. Tuesday.
15801 Orange Blvd., Loxahatchee 561-681-4100
Miniature gardens: Design an under-the - sea miniature garden. Materials provided. Participants can bring their own glue gun. Ages 14 and older. Preregister. 2 p.m. Sunday.
Little music-makers: Jam along to favorite sto - rytime songs with instruments. Infant to age 4. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Belle Glade Branch
725 NW Fourth St., Belle Glade 561-996-3453
Telling tales: Enjoy oral Haitian wisdom, proverbs, jokes, riddles and stories. Refreshments provided. All ages. 3:30 p.m. Friday.
Kites and fanals: Try your hand at making a variety of traditional kites and fanals. Co-sponsored by the HaitianAmerican Chamber of Commerce. Snacks provided. All ages. 1 p.m. May 26.
Lantana Road Branch
4020 Lantana Road, Lake Worth 561-304-4500
Get s o c i a l : Form new friendships with short, timed conversations. Adults. Preregister. 6:30 p.m. today.
NASA challenge: Design and build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two “astronauts” when they land. Presented by Palm Beach County 4-H. Ages 7 to 12. Preregister. 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach 561-233-2600
For women: Attend a seminar focusing on eligibility requirements and offering an overview of the Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business Program. Call 954-7625235 to preregister. 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Volunteer info: Learn about the different places where teens can volunteer to earn their communit y service hours. Ages 12 to -17. Preregister. 4 p.m. May 24.
Little chefs: From planting seeds to enjoying tasty dishes, children will learn the process of planting, growing and cooking their very own food. This session’s topic is watermelon. Ages 3 to 6. Preregister. n10:30 a.m. May 26.
1951 Royal Fern Drive, Wellington 561-790-6070
May flowers: April showers are over, and it’s time to make some colorful paper flowers. Ages 2 to 10. Preregister. 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Dance party: Celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of summer with music and dancing. Ages 5 to 12. Preregister. 3 p.m. May 24.
The Delray Beach Let’s Move team hosted a pep rally at Pompey Park in March to kick off Palm Healthcare Foundation’s sixth annual Let’s Move: Commit to Change Physical Activity Challenge, a countywide initiative focusing on nutrition, healthy behaviors...
Patrick J. McNamara, president and CEO of Palm Healthcare Foundation