Community Benefit Update
The Community Benefit Update is a monthly electronic newsletter providing information about how Lancaster General Health is living its Mission “to advance the health and well being of the communities we serve.”
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If you have questions about Lancaster General Health's community health initiatives, please contact Alice Yoder, Director of Community Health, at 717-544-3283 or amyoder@LGHealth.org.
June 2017 Edition
Congratulations on reaching for the stars, Project SEARCH interns!
Lancaster General Health has a new crop of Project SEARCH interns. The six students who participated in the program this year, now finishing their last year of high school, attended classes and completed worksite internships throughout Lancaster General Hospital through the innovative program, a partnership between LG Health, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation of the Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13, and the Lancaster County Office of Behavioral Health/Developmental Services. Read more…
Let’s Talk, Lancaster celebrates two years of improving mental health
Let’s Talk, Lancaster, a coalition of over 28 collective impact community partners dedicated to improving mental health and well-being in Lancaster County, has been hard at work for two years, accomplishing much and planning even more for the future. Read more…
Free clinics provide access to care
Lancaster’s free health clinics provide a full array of primary health care to community members who may otherwise fall through the cracks. In support, Lancaster General Health has collaborated with Water Street Health Services since 1994 and Hope Within Ministries since 2008, providing services such as medications, immunizations, lab work and health screenings. Read more…
National Trails Day a success
More than 250 people came out on National Trails Day on Saturday, June 3, to explore nutrition and healthy lifestyles with Lighten Up Lancaster and Lancaster General Health. Read more…
New data shows Lancaster General Health’s impact on area economy
Lancaster General Health infuses nearly $1.7 billion into the local economy through business and household spending, according to new data recently released by a statewide hospital trade association. Read more…
Community Partnership Spotlight: South Central PA Opioid Awareness Coalition
Each month Lancaster General Health highlights one of our valued partners. Together, we strengthen the health of our community in ways impossible to do alone.
The South Central PA Opioid Awareness Coalition, launched in May, is aimed at reducing the misuse/abuse of prescription opioids and heroin abuse. The new coalition is comprised of health systems, hospitals, medical and behavioral health providers, pharmacists, and health care professional associations and organizations. Membership in the collaborative span across Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties, as well as The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania. Read more...
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