Ever moving forward in the fast-changing landscape of health and healthcare, the foundation has evolved its mission and vision to more strongly reflect our role as a collaborative leader and convener in “Leading Change for Better Health” – our new tagline.
The foundation’s name change is minor – from Palm Healthcare to Palm Health, yet it represents our growing role as a funder of lifelong wellbeing to help all Palm Beach County residents thrive and reach their full health potential. The word “healthcare” alludes to a focus on clinical and acute care settings, where a person’s health issue is being treated rather than prevented. While the foundation still supports clinical healthcare, we also recognize that research has shown that a person’s health outcomes depend just as much on their zip code as their DNA code, or medical predispositions.
People need access to healthy foods, safe places to exercise and to reduce chronic stress to maintain good health over their lifetimes. To better the health of our community, the foundation is committed to addressing the social and environmental factors that are impacting our health, by empowering residents through our free community health campaigns and funding solutions to Palm Beach County’s most pressing health problems.
The foundation thanks you for your support and friendship as we continue the work of bettering the health of all Palm Beach County residents for generations to come.