Boone Memorial Foundation for Healthy Living
Investing in Your Health. Your Community. Your Future.
The newly developed Boone Memorial Foundation for Healthy Living is a nonprofit entity that supports programs and services of Boone Memorial Hospital and the community at large. The Foundation operates independently of Boone Memorial and manages the Hospital's Campaign - Building a Better Tomorrow Today.
The Boone Memorial Foundation for Healthy Living is devoted to improving population health by addressing the social determinants of health.
The Boone Memorial Foundation for Healthy Living is committed to investing in your health, your community and your future. The Foundation helps place people and their health as the first priority.
The Boone Memorial Foundation for Healthy Living provides in-kind and monetary support to Boone Memorial Hospital and its clinics, local schools, and non-profit organizations. Support may be for the advancement of hospital equipment or services, and programs that benefit our community.
Hospital philanthropy harnesses the power of generosity to transform the health and well-being of our community. Boone Memorial Hospital sees the Foundation as a catalyst to give back and express gratitude to our patients and families, while further
providing a link between our community and healthcare.
The Foundation supports and funds projects and programs which are designed to improve population health by addressing the social determinants of health. As recognized by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the social determinants of health include:
Healthcare Access and Quality: the connection between people's access to and understanding of health services and their own health. This includes access to health care, health insurance coverage and health literacy.
Education Access and Quality: the connection of education to health and wellbeing. This includes graduating from high school, enrollment in higher education, educational attainment, language and literacy, and early childhood education.
Social and Community Context: the connection between characteristics of the contexts within which people live, learn, work, and play, and their health and wellbeing. This includes cohesion within a community, civic participation, discrimination, conditions in the workplace, and incarceration.
Economic Stability: the connection between the financial resources people have (income, cost of living, and socioeconomic status) and their health. This includes issues such as poverty, employment, food security, and housing stability.
Neighborhood and Built Environment: the connection between where a person lives (housing, neighborhood, and environment) and their health and wellbeing. This includes quality of housing, access to transportation, availability of healthy foods, air and water quality, and neighborhood crime and violence.
For more information about the application process or The Boone Memorial Foundation for Healthy Living:
Director, Boone Memorial Foundation for Healthy Living and BMH General Counsel