The HEALing Community Center announced today that they are a finalist in the 2013 “Aetna Voices of Health” national campaign. Voting for the campaign takes place at www.aetnavoicesofhealth.com and goes through October 13th. To help the center win the contest go to http://www.aetnavoicesofhealth.com/healing-community-center.php and cast your vote today.
Aetna will award $30,000 to the group that gets the most online votes and $20,000 to the second-place finisher. All of the finalists promote wellness locally by fighting conditions like asthma, diabetes and childhood obesity, which hit people of color at higher rates.
The HEALing Community Center (HCC), mission is to improve individual, group, and community health and well-being for populations that are at risk and underserved by:
• Providing comprehensive clinical health care (medical, oral, mental health and health education) services;
• Eliminating disparities in health and healthcare delivery;
• Enhancing and building community relationships.
“We are thrilled to be named a finalist in the ‘Aetna Voices of Health’ campaign,” said Dr. Charles Moore, CEO. “This campaign is a great opportunity to promote the important work we are doing in our community.”
The “Aetna Voices of Health” website features a one-minute video from HEALing Community Center describing how the prize money would help achieve their mission.
“There are a lot of great organizations participating, but we are going to campaign as hard as possible for votes,” said Sandy Maclin, Jr., CFO. “We appreciate any support we receive and encourage people to share our video and campaign through social media.”
Aetna created “Voices of Health” in 2011 to honor groups that share its goals of closing racial and ethnic health care inequality gaps and helping people live healthier lives. The campaign is part of its support of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project. Aetna donated $1.275 million to support the project, with a portion of its gift used to help plant 180 new cherry trees at the memorial site in Washington, D.C.
For more information on HEALing Community Center go to http://www.healingourcommunities.org/.