Welcome to the website of the Sisters Health Foundation. Our mission is to promote healthy and sustainable communities by providing resources, strengthening collaborative relationships, and supporting initiatives that impact people in the Mid-Ohio Valley. We invite you to explore our website and Facebook page!
Arlene Borkowski, Board President Renee Steffen, Executive Director
October 15 is the anniversary of the founding on the Congregation of St. Joseph. In spirit of Founders Day, we celebrate with this prayer: "God of great love, just as you called Sisters and Associates of St Joseph in generations past, so you call each of us now, in our own time, to carry on your mission of loving unity in the world. May our eyes be open, our ears attentive, our spirit alert, and our sleeves rolled up—that we may respond generously and in every way to the needs of the dear neighbor. May we reflect to all we meet a spirit of gentleness, peace and joy. This we pray in the name of Christ Jesus. Amen."
Happy Founders Day to all sisters, associates, employees and supporters in this mission! ... See MoreSee Less
We asked Sr. Mary Palmer, the Board Vice President and liaison to the Congregation of St. Joseph, what draws her to the mission of the SHF. She said, "Before being a member of the SHF board I had been in education and development where part of my job was writing grants for the school and my congregation. What excited me about the SHF was the opportunity to award grants to worthy groups in the MOV, instead of asking for money. The mission and charism of the Sisters of St. Joseph draws me to support those in need. It’s very rewarding to know we are making a difference in the lives of so many people." ... See MoreSee Less
Do you have diabetes or pre-diabetes? Know of someone who does? Check out this resource on prevention and management programs in WV. Visit www.dhhr.wv.gov/hpcd/Pages/default.aspxthe where resources are sorted by county. There is also an upcoming free, 4-week program that starts on October 12 at Emmanuel Baptist Church called Dining with Diabetes, offered by WVU Extension Service. For more information on this program, contact Gwen Crum at 304-424-1960. ... See MoreSee Less
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the City of Marietta Health Department are partnering to provide Women's Cancer Screenings from the Medical Mobile Cliniic at the Marietta College Physician Assistant School parking lot, 208 Third Street on Tuesday, October 17 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. This is for underinsured, uninsured and insured women. Call 1-800-844-2654 / 740-593-2432 for an appointment. ... See MoreSee Less
For Mental Illness Awareness Week, we would like to acknowledge the work of Athens Mental Health Inc./The Gathering Place, whose values embrace the enrichment and empowerment of individuals coping with mental illness. Their health and wellness programming has continued to provide basic services as well as a more holistic approach that focuses on emotional, physical, social, and economic well-being. ... See MoreSee Less