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Endowment | Giving | Health | Year-End Campaign | December 09, 2014 |

Here at The Jordan Foundation, we’re grateful for the renowned generosity of our community.

That’s why we’re always eager to raise funds for Jordan Health’s nearly 30,000 patients who come in every shape, size, age, race, nationality—and medical status!

For the 2014 Holiday Year-End “Caring for Health” campaign, we’re asking you to help Jordan Health serve more community members and support our remarkable, dedicated clinical and professional teams who play such a vital role in caring for and teaching patients wellness and the value of maintaining healthy habits.

You may pay online; it’s quick, easy and secured through PayPal. Prefer to write a check? Please use your check’s memo line to tell us which opportunity you’d like to support then mail it to our office at 82 Holland Street, Rochester NY 14605. Credit card handy? Please call the Finance Office at (585) 423-2814 to use your card.

On behalf of the Jordan Foundation and our beneficiary, Jordan Health, thank you for taking part in Dr. Jordan’s noble legacy of providing healthcare with dignity and respect regardless of ability to pay.

This year we’re highlighting three options for community support:

  1. Healthy Weight and Wellness
  2. CenteringPregnancy
  3. Endowment Support

Healthy Weight and Wellness is the name of a new clinical program that promotes healthy eating, physical activity, weight loss, and improved quality of life for Jordan Health patients. The pilot (launched July 10, 2014) used a new team-based clinical model to improve patients’ diet, physical activity, weight, and quality of life. English-speaking patients (aged 18 or older) entered the 12-week program overweight or obese, with a history of two or more weight related conditions, ready to commit to attending six biweekly sessions. Numerous patient testimonies attest to the program’s life-changing success including: “What is valuable to me is how to deal with my feelings and emotions, don’t use food as a way of escape, but refer back to my notes on coping skills.” Funds raised will be used to replenish pedometers, water bottles, portion plates, Public Market gift tokens, or the light and healthy refreshments provided at each session.

CenteringPregnancy takes advantage of group dynamics to improve learning and promote sharing in ways not possible through the traditional one-to-one medical visit. Over ten sessions, women gain confidence and knowledge about the pregnancy experience by helping each other understand the body’s “normal” changes leading up to, during, and after pregnancy. In the group setting, women feel more empowered, benefit from a decrease in anxiety and, equally importantly, providers who facilitate these groups have observed an increase in “motivation to learn and change” for participants and “renewed satisfaction in delivering quality care” for providers. This is good news for the moms, babies and families. Funds raised will be used to replenish hands on teaching and gestationally appropriate  educational and supportive materials such as dolls, the “rice-sock” comforter, participant books or healthy snacks (etc.). 

Endowment Support. Growing our endowment is essential! It means affordable healthcare and innovative health-related programs will always be available for vulnerable residents in Monroe and Ontario County. Along with wise investment, gifts to the endowment increase the dividends that help us grow the fund and make an annual gift to Jordan Health for projects like Healthy Weight and Wellness, CenteringPregnancy and others that are building healthy lives for youth and families.

Please watch and share our video to see and hear the vital side of giving for healthcare.