Wellstar Community Report – July 2018 - June 2020

TeamMembers Rally to Support Our Communities On a beautiful June afternoon in 2019, more than 400 volunteer team members launched Wellstar’s inaugural Day of Service. The focus was food insecurity. Participants hosted a pop-up food market, worked in a community garden, supported a state-wide network of food access agencies, created a mobile food pantry and prepared healthy bag lunches. “Wellstar Day of Service demonstrates howWellstar is more than healthcare. As a healthcare organization, it is important that we support social determinants of health agencies like the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Feeding the Valley to ensure our communities have the proper nutrition to maintain overall health,” says Shara Wesley, DrPH, Assistant Vice President, Wellstar Center for Health Equity.

BUILDINGHEALTHIER COMMUNITIES Wellstar is committed to addressing the full range of health needs within our communities.

From prevention and wellness programs to inpatient and outpatient care, we have the ability and desire to create lasting and impactful change in the health and well-being of the communities we serve across Georgia. The diversity in clinical and community interventions are profound in scope and complexity. Wellstar has several partnerships with community-based clinics that safeguard vulnerable community members—who may not have access

to primary care—to ensure they receive the care they need to stay healthy or manage their health conditions. For instance, Wellstar has begun to assess patients for food insecurity to connect those patients with food access support in their communities. These services also include the support of expecting mothers who may not otherwise have access to prenatal care.


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