Verde Valley News – Health First Foundation is launching its Better Together campaign to raise money to improve health and well-being in the five counties of northern Arizona. The campaign kicks off Nov. 29 on Giving Tuesday and runs through the end of the year.
Donations to Better Together will help fuel the foundation’s grantmaking program in northern Arizona. Annual grants from Health First address the area’s top health priorities, funding initiatives that help prevent and mitigate chronic diseases, provide greater access to care and improve mental health and well-being.
Health First Foundation President and CEO Sandra Kowalski said Better Together offers a way for people to respond compassionately to neighbors in need.
“We don’t just pass by when we see someone in need. We either rush over to help or call for emergency aid,” she said. “But often, a person’s need for help is not all that apparent, and people suffer privately. Health First Foundation is aware of these hidden needs for health and well-being among our people, and we’re asking you to help us fill those needs with a donation to the Better Together campaign.”
According to County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a program of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, nearly a quarter of adults in northern Arizona report fair to poor health. Other reports show that many people, including those with insurance, can’t afford or delay health care because of cost.
“We’re working to address these issues so people can live their best life for themselves, their families, and communities,” Kowalski said.
Since 2016, Health First-funded programs have reached hundreds of thousands of residents in northern Arizona, especially those most in need.
Donate to Better Together online at https://give.
Health First Foundation Northern Arizona (EIN 81-3137336) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity dedicated to advancing health and well-being. Visit https://