The Harvest Foundation
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With 2010 marking the first five years of the Martinsville-Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness, an evaluation and celebration of their successes were in order.
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In a world of high-calorie fast food and sedentary television watchers, it is difficult to believe that a healthier lifestyle can be adopted. Yet, hundreds of people in Martinsville and Henry County are doing just that.
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Guided by the national theme of It's Your Time: Get Inspired. Get Healthy, the week was geared towards empowering women to get healthy by taking action.
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The Coalitions Walk to Jamestown program provided the tools to help local citizens increase walking as a part of their daily routine.
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Our environment, lifestyle, and eating habits all contribute to the wellness of our heart and bodies and how we function and feel.
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Photo Albums:
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Coalition/Activate Uptown Trail Walk
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Jam Session
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National Women's Health Week
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Grand Opening of Bassett Family Practice
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Walk to Jamestown
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MHC After 3 Programs
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Aerobics
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Step Performances
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Partner Profile
Martinsville/ Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness
Organization Information:
Executive Director: Barbara A. Jackman
Local Contact: Barbara A. Jackman
Phone: 276-403-5009
Fax: 276-638-2669
Office Address: 22 East Church St, Suite 311, Martinsville, VA 24112
Email: bjackman@healthycommunitymhc.org
Website: www.healthycommunitymhc.org

 

The Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness began operations in April 2005. The Coalition is committed to providing medical and primary health services at Bassett Family Practice- our Federally Qualified Health Center and to promoting health, reducing health risk factors and increasing access to medical services, primarily for the uninsured and underserved in the Martinsville Henry County area.

The Coalition offers medication assistance, chronic disease self management, aerobics and other fitness classes and care coordination services to its patients and local residents. In 2010, the Coalition began GetFit Dan River in order to expand its healthy lifestyles and obesity reduction activities to Danville and Pittsylvania County.

Grants Awarded to Martinsville/ Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness:
Dec 28, 2012 $ 10,000 over 3 months for Henry County - Martinsville Latino health fair
Oct 28, 2011 $ 3,610,049 over 3 years to continue to provide medical services to the increasing number of uninsured and under insured adults, integrate health into school readiness, and offer community fitness and nutrition programs through partnerships with the medical community.
Oct 28, 2010 $ 1,166,000 over 1 year to the Coalition for Health and Wellness for an operational bridge grant for program planning to determine future directions in response to the five-year Coalition evaluation and the Community Health Assessment.
Aug 6, 2005 $ 39,960 over 3 years for use of the Ridgeway medical office building to provide health education and case management services.
Mar 15, 2005 $ 4,560,783 over 5 years to launch an initiative to improve access to health care for the uninsured and to provide health education and wellness programs for the Martinsville region.
Aug 24, 2004 $ 296,289 over 1 year to be shared among the Boys and Girls Club of Martinsville & Henry County, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Rural Health Consultants to: (1) launch the Healthy Community Initiative for after school programs to promote physical activity and good nutrition among youth and, to (2) support the Partnership For Access and Service Expansion Program to develop a plan to serve the uninsured and medically needy. Additional partners include: Martinsville YMCA, Bassett Community Center, Fieldale Community Center, FOCUS, Piedmont Community Services, PATHS, Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County, Children's Medical Center, Carilion Family Practice, Henry County-Martinsville Health Department, Henry County Parks & Recreation, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and others.
Dec 9, 2003 $ 22,000 over 1 year for clinic operations of The Free Clinic (Family Life Services of Martinsville) and to help with financial reporting and board development.