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Advocacy

Whether through time, talent or financial contributions, we are proud to support our communities. We listen to our residents and provide them with the specific help that they need – when they need it.

We work to ensure that you're a part of the discussions that affect your health through a variety of education and advocacy initiatives. Our Come to the Table program aims to raise awareness about hunger in our communities and to increase access to healthier foods in underserved areas. ProMedica is also home to Fields of Green, an umbrella for several health and nutrition education programs.

In the Spotlight

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ProMedica Monograph Outlines Role of Collaboration in Ending Hunger

ProMedica is working together with community agencies, faith organizations, businesses, and elected leaders toward ending hunger, and sharing the successful strategies that are being employed in our region. To outline the need to work collaboratively to fight the causes of hunger, ProMedica is sharing our article, A Case to End U.S. Hunger Using Collaboration  to Improve Population Health, with all who have a stake in achieving a healthier population. This monograph details why the healthcare industry must align with community and government efforts to make the fight against hunger a winnable battle – while improving overall population health. This document also outlines the strategies implemented by ProMedica that can serve as a model for healthcare leaders nationwide, and provides reasons why we must advocate for public policy changes that address this critical public health issue.

Live Well Greater Toledo

ProMedica is a founding partner organization of Live Well Greater Toledo, a diverse collaboration of community leaders and groups working together to promote policy, systems and environmental change for a healthier community. Live Well’s focus offers opportunities to individuals in underserved areas of ProMedica’s service region to increase physical activity and improve eating habits. View the below video to learn more about Live Well Greater Toledo.

 

ProMedica Community Resource Directory for Greater Toledo

ProMedica is pleased to share the attached Community Resource Directory of Greater Toledo, which was created to assist individuals with limited income in our metro community. Topics and resources cover myriad issues, from where to obtain baby formula, to which school systems provide free breakfast to students, to how to locate appropriate senior housing. This document includes many services found via United Way’s 2-1-1 and the Area Office on Aging, but also includes a printable version, allowing printing of the entire document, or specific pages, as needed.

This directory will be updated annually. In the coming months, regional directories will be developed for each of the communities served by ProMedica. This functional directory is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all services provided in our community, but rather serve as a resource to help individuals meet their basic needs. If you have questions or suggestions as we continue to develop these resource tools, please e-mail Gaye Martin, manager, Mission Services, at gaye.martin@promedica.org.

Come to the Table to End Hunger

Through our collaborative Come to the Table advocacy initiative, ProMedica is addressing hunger as a health issue and encouraging other healthcare leaders, government officials and additional partners to expand the effort to their communities. View this video below to learn more about hunger and ProMedica’s initiatives to address food insecurity and poor nutrition among the people we serve.



ProMedica Helps to Change a Food Desert - The Flower Market Garden Grocer

As part of its mission to end hunger, ProMedica’s Flower Market, at 3890 Monroe St., has opened a healthy Garden Grocer. This healthy corner store will provide convenient access to fresh fruits, vegetable, whole grains and low fat dairy products, as the CDC states that food deserts are areas that lack access to affordable fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lowfat dairy, and other foods that make up the full range of a healthy diet. The closest full service grocery store is a mile away in each direction, so the addition of these healthy foods are being provided to assist the neighborhood in healthy options, when a trip to the grocery store is not an easy option. The Flower Market Garden Grocer food items will be priced at grocery store prices, and will accept SNAP and WIC benefits, in the near future. Other future programs for this site include occasional cooking demos and a farmer’s market.

Learn more about The Flower Market

Being Advocates for our Communities

We further support our area residents through government relations efforts. We work with public officials, community stakeholders and our own hospital departments to ensure that local and national healthcare policies best serve the needs of our communities.

Learn more about Government Relations.

Learn more about Come to the Table Action Team.

Learn more about Healthcare Reform.

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