Building Healthy Communities Fund
There is an urgent need in St. Louis to redefine health and well-being towards a more human-empowered approach. The Building Healthy Communities fund addresses health conditions where people live, learn, work, and play. Through partnerships with local school districts, community-based organizations, and philanthropy, the Foundation focuses on a wide range of health risks to prevent disease, disability, and death. Funding examples include two school- based health centers in North St. Louis County, annual community flu shots, and the Show Me Healthy Women’s program dedicated to breast and cervical cancer prevention.
Medical-Legal Partnership Fund
Social determinants of health, such as socioeconomic status, educational access, housing conditions and food options, can derail health. Christian Hospital’s innovative Community Health Access Program (CHAP) works diligently to improve these issues in our service area.
With the busiest ED in the state of Missouri, the CHAP team supports Christian Hospital patients to take better control of their health and overall wellness by connecting them to community resources and regular, preventative care.
In order to expand its impact we are raising funds to establish a Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) under CHAP. As a Neighborhood Assistance Program awardee, donations to establish a MLP, between $5,000 and $25,000, could qualify to receive tax credits. Tax credits are based on eligibility and availability. For more information about these programs and potential tax benefits, please consult your tax advisor and review the NAP Tax Credit Flyer.
If you would like to take advantage of these tax credits, please contact Laura Kilcullin at [email protected].
Medication and Antibiotic IV for Indigent Patients Fund
Nearly three-out-of-five Americans take medications daily. Unfortunately, social and economic factors are drivers of medication non-adherence in our service area. Annually, the Christian Hospital Foundation (Foundation) raises monies for our uninsured and underinsured population, providing more than $110,000 per year to assist patients and community members with access to necessary medications, devices, or services. Through philanthropy, this gift of health empowers members of our community to take control of their health.
In cooperation with the Medication and Antibiotic IV Fund for Indigent Patients, the Mobile Pharmacy allows us to teach patients how to take their medications and provide life-saving medications before they leave the hospital. This service in conjunction allows vulnerable patients to leave the hospital with necessary medications, empowered to tackle their health management. These services have seen patients take better control of their health which has decreased emergency visits and admissions.
Employee Help Fund
Our health care heroes are crucial to the care and recovery of our patients. When in crisis this fund can support employees to maintain stability so that they can provide the best care possible. With the incidence of crisis such as an act of God (fire, flood, etc.) or in the form of personal financial strife due to illness, death, or other extreme life events.
Frank E. Seavert EMS Scholarship Fund
Supporting this fund is a commitment to alleviating the cost-burden of education for a Christian Hospital EMS Academy student. With a shortage of EMS workers nationally this scholarship can increase the opportunity for additional health care heroes to enter the workforce within our community.