Faith Community Health recognized as Public Health Champion

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The Taney County Health Department (TCHD) announced that Faith Community Health has been selected as the 2019 winner of the Public Health Champion Award. Staff of TCHD nominate an individual or community partner who has made a difference in public health over the previous year. The Public Health Champion Award is presented annually as part of National Public Health Week, celebrated during the first full week of April.

The nomination reads;

“I was so impressed by Faith Community Health the day they came to showcase their organization. They strive to serve the working population of Stone and Taney counties. They offer vision and dental on a limited basis. What impressed me the most was their new program that offers a benefit program to companies for a very low cost. At $30 a month, most working people can afford to see a doctor when they are sick and stay healthy with regular check-ups. And their $10 a month for medication program is beyond belief. They offer the underserved working people a chance to have healthcare at a very reasonable cost. We are lucky to have such a dedicated organization in the Tri-Lakes area.”

Criteria for the award include individuals or organizations that set an example or lead public health efforts, collaborate with other organizations, educate and promote the wellbeing of residents and use creative solutions to benefit all residents. Faith Community has been providing affordable healthcare to the working population in Stone and Taney Counties since March 20, 2010.

TCHD thanks Faith Community Health for all their work throughout the past year in supporting the public health needs of the community. Their program provides a great service to those in our community and helps keep our community healthy on a daily basis.

For more information contact the Taney County Health Department at 417-334-4544, visit www.taneycohealth.org, or like our FaceBook, Instagram and Pinterest pages.

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