Published on March 04, 2021

Identified Health Need: Healthy Behaviors

Investment $746,613

Community members want to take control to improve their health and overall quality of life. Often, they need support to change unhealthy behaviors and programs to address chronic health concerns. Supporting community members as they seek to change lifestyles, Concord Hospital offers programming to reduce obesity, improve nutrition and increase physical activity.

Numerous programs respond to community members’ cardiovascular risk factors, including smoking cessation, stress management and heart wellness. Again, this year, the grant-funded Smart Heart Home Meal Delivery program provided 30 days of low-sodium meals to congestive heart failure patients with recent hospitalizations in an effort to keep them from returning to the Hospital.

Key initiatives in 2020 include:

  • Providing 1,324 individuals with information and services to improve nutrition and reduce obesity;
  • Serving 3,366 patients through the HOPE Resource Center at Payson Center for Cancer Care, meeting their unique needs through dedicated patient navigators, education, support and financial assistance for out-of-pocket expenses;
  • Aiding 193 patients needing specialized cardiac support, including heart wellness and cardiac rehabilitation;
  • Engaging in dedicated population health planning with the goal to align healthcare system resources to improve the overall health of the community.