The mission of the Obici Healthcare Foundation is to improve the health status of the people living in the service area by responding to the medical needs of the indigent and uninsured and by supporting programs which have the primary purpose of preventing illness and disease.
What We Do
Access to Healthcare--Everyone deserves access to quality healthcare. Here's how we help:
Access to comprehensive, quality health services is important to improving overall health status of individuals and communities. We define comprehensive care as primary care, dental and behavioral healthcare. Comprehensive care is most effective when it connects and coordinates with other programs that support the whole health of individuals and communities.
The 2017 Obici Healthcare Foundation Community Health Needs Assessment shows 38.8 percent of adults living in the Obici Healthcare Foundation's Service Area reported some type of difficulty or delay in obtaining healthcare services in the past year. Our Access to Care Strategic Priority Area will focus on Strengthening the Safety Net and Improving Maternal and Child Health.
Prevention--We are working to prevent disease and promote healthy behaviors.
Our goal is to approach healthcare prevention efforts in the region in order to prevent chronic diseases, starting with children for early prevention, promoting healthy behaviors among all age groups and building the capacity of nonprofits in their efforts to improve their communities.
Chronic diseases and conditions are more likely to be prevented if intervention occurs early. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and arthritis are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems. Half of all American adults have at least one chronic condition, but strategies and early interventions can prevent them or lessen their severity.
Our Prevention Strategic Priority Area has three components designed to address health prevention: Healthy Behaviors, Early Childhood Education and Capacity Building.