Chronic Disease

Chronic Disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and others are the most common and preventable of all health problems in the United States. In fact, the CDC reports that 7 out of 10 health concerns among Americans are a result of chronic diseases.

This is no different in the region served by the Highmark Foundation. To address chronic conditions, the Foundation supports programs and provides public health grants that fund interventions, nutrition guidance, physical activity and weight management, along with other measures.

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Funding Programs and Interventions that Address:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Cancer
  • Obesity

Family Health

Family Health

Family health encompasses a broad range of issues which impact the family unit. These include maternal health, adolescent health, mental health, family-centric nutrition and physical activity programs, as well as programs focusing on seniors.

The Highmark Foundation has a long history of providing public health grants that focus on improving health, preventing disease and promoting wellness among families.

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Funding Programs and Interventions that Address:

  • Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Adolescent Health
  • Maternal Health
  • Senior Care
  • Mental Health

Service Delivery Systems

Service Delivery Systems

According to the World Health Organization, good health services are those which deliver effective, safe, high quality, personal and nonpersonal care to those who need it, when they need it, and with minimal waste.

Through public health grantmaking, the Highmark Foundation has funded dozens of organizations that were able to provide greater access to prevention programs for those who utilize them, typically those people that are either underinsured or uninsured.

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Funding Programs that Address:

  • Access to Care
  • Recruitment of Healthcare Professionals
  • Community Health Clinics
  • Screenings