Horizon Provides $45,000 Grant to Help JFS Eliminate Barriers to Preventive Health Care for Atlantic County Residents
Posted on May 24, 2022
Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) 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 (WN). 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,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer.
For years, the Wellness Network has provided a lifeline for Atlantic County 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 as well as 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, Executive Director of The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. “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, contact the Wellness Education Helpline at 609.822.1108 x121 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey Senior Program Officer Jennifer Goudy (center) presents a $45,000 check to Sharon Simon, Rothenberg Center for Family Life Supervisor at JFS (left) and Caelin McCallum, JFS Director of Healthy Community Initiatives to support the agency’s Wellness Network. The program promotes primary care and preventative health services, such as cancer screenings, for individuals impacted by health inequities. (Photo courtesy of Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties)