Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, parent company of Saint Peter’s University Hospital, selected 13 organizations to receive one-time grants totaling almost $500,000 to support efforts that address social determinants of health.
“We are excited to award these one-time grants to a diverse range of organizations that enhance the lives of residents in the communities we serve,” said Leslie D. Hirsch, FACHE, president and CEO, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System. “Our mission provides humble service to humanity and that includes extending our good work beyond the hospital walls and supporting the efforts of mission-driven entities who lift up those in need spiritually, emotionally and physically.”
The pandemic impacted the most vulnerable in the community. During this time, the community supported Saint Peter’s healthcare heroes who were working tirelessly through unprecedented challenges. Saint Peter’s is proud to reciprocate by supporting community-based programs that make a difference in the lives of others.
“There are many factors that impact one’s health and overall well-being,” adds Hirsch. “Addressing social determinants of health improves the lives of those affected by food insecurity, mental health issues or lack of education and resources. The awarded grants will address the environmental and socioeconomic factors that affect one’s health by providing funds for tuition, mental health support, nutritious food, and pathways to career success, among other benefits.”
The 13 organizations selected include:
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