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11DRIVINGchangeANNUALREPORTFY2013BONSECOURSHEALTHSYSTEMBringOurCommunitiestoWholenessHealthyCommunityInitiativesDeliverGoodHelpFouryearsagoBonSecoursHealthSystemlaunchedaHealthyCommunityInitiativeoundedonlong-termcollaborativerelationshipsineachoitseightlocalsystems.TheseinitiativesmanyundedbytheBonSecoursMissionFundandBonSecourslocalsystemoundationshavebroughttogetherindividualsandorganizationswhosemissionisholistichealthandqualityolie.InFY2013HealthyCommunityInitiativesincludedthreearmersmarketsourcommunitygardensthreewalkingtrailsthreemobilehealthprogramsandseveralprogramstoengageteenageyouth.Someotheseprogramsarehighlightedbelow.Ourorganizationreachesbeyondtheboundaryofgoodhelptoindividualstointegratewiththelifeofthebroadercommunitytobringpeopletohealthandwholeness.AtBonSecoursweworkwithourcommunityleadersneighborsandotherexistingresourceswithineachlocalsystemtoreachandserveat-riskpopulations.Oneexcellentexampleisoureffortinseveralcommunitiestomakesafeaffordablehousingmoreaccessible.HealthyFoodInitiativesservemultiplepurposesincludingjobscreation.InNewYorkhealthyreshruitsandvegetablesarenowavailabletounderservedcommunitiesinBronxCommunityBoardNo.8thankstonumerouscommunitypartnershelpingtoincreasetheavailabilityohealthyproduceatcornerstoresandinaseparateprogramengagingyoungresidentsinlearningaboutgardeningwhiledevelopingentrepreneurialskills.InthecommunityoSterlinginGreenvilleSouthCarolinaeightraisedgardenbedsprovideacommunityocusorphysicalnutritionalsocialeducationalandemotionalwellbeingwhilepromotingenvironmentalsustainability.AndinBaltimoreCityBonSecoursBaltimoreanditscommunitypartnershaveconvertedrun-downpropertiesintogardenswhileengagingadultsandyouthsinnew-skilldevelopmentandjobs-creationprograms.BonSecoursVanMinistryagatewaytoacontinuumocareorthousandsomedicallyunderservedindividualscontinuestodeliverGoodHelpindieringwaystocommunitiesromNewYorktoKentucky.BonSecoursVirginiasRichmondandHamptonRoadsCare-A-Vanunitsoperatemobilehealthservicesintheirrespectivecommunitiesprovidinghealthscreeningsvaccinationsschool-relatedphysicalsexaminationsandtreatmentosickuninsuredpatients.AnewMobileLearningKitchenwasaddedtothefeetinFY2013toeducatecommunitiesaboutwholesomeeatingandliestylediseasepreventionandchronicdiseasemanagement.InGreenvilleSouthCarolinatheBonSecoursSt.FrancisHealthSystemMobileDentalUnithasexpandedalmostexponentiallysinceitslaunchin2006establishingaprogramwithnumerouspartnerstobringdentalcaretothousandsoindividualschildrenandadultswhootherwisemightnotreceivedentalcare.OurLadyoBelleonteHospitalinAshlandKentuckyusesvanstoserveitsruralcommunitieswherealackotransportationpresentsamajorbarriertoaccessingdoctorsclinicsandoutpatientservices.BydayBonSecoursKentuckysVanMinistryshuttlescommunityresidentstoandromappointmentswithina25-mileradius.ByeveningthesevehiclesdeliverreediabetestestingCPRclassesandmoretoministertotheneedy.