Ridgeview launches initiative to raise money for area nonprofit organizations

In partnership with DoTopia, Ridgeview Medical Center has launched a new initiative to help community members improve their health and raise money for a nonprofit of their choice. Beginning Sept. 7, individuals who register with Ridgeview’s Family Health Manager online health and wellness tool can select one local nonprofit to which Ridgeview will direct $15 for each eligible Family Health Manager member.
“Our mission is to enhance the lifelong health of the people and communities we serve by nurturing the whole person — mind, body and spirit. An important part of nurturing that ‘spirit’ is through service and supporting those who truly make a difference in the lives of others in our communities,” said Robert Stevens, president and CEO, Ridgeview Medical Center. “We are pleased to provide this easy opportunity for people take an active role in improving their health while supporting nonprofit organizations in our five-county service area.”
“We are proud to partner with Ridgeview, which has a well-deserved national reputation for high quality and compassionate care. This initiative has great potential to expand support to local charitable organizations, thus furthering the higher purpose of a healthier quality of life for all,” said James Damian, CEO, DoTopia.

Raise money for a nonprofit and take control of your health
To direct a one-time $15 donation to the nonprofit of their choice, individuals are invited to:
• Create a Family Health Manager account at http://health.ridgeviewmedical.org
• Complete a short, online health assessment
• Log at least two health interests and enter an organization’s unique code when prompted (look for the list of codes, by organization name and city, on Ridgeview’s website)
Family Health Manager is a free tool available on Ridgeview’s website, designed to help adults proactively manage their health and the health of their family members. The interactive tool includes an online health assessment, through which an individual “Health Score” is generated across 10 categories — helping people identify and track progress toward health goals, connect to local resources and receive recommendations to improve health.
Family Health Manager also includes information about local health care providers, health and wellness classes and programs, interactive health information and more, including:
• A place to log and track key health numbers — such as blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.
• Action steps to improve personal health scores in key areas of wellness (activity, nutrition, sleep, pain management and well-being)
For more information about how organizations can become involved, contact (952) 442-8084.

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