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
We are happy to see the bountiful fruits of the Try This WV Mini Grants through the West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition! With support from other grantmakers in the region, five mini grants provided for the Rx Community Gardens Project in Wood County, the Outdoor Learning Environment, the MOV Regional Gathering, the Elizabeth Community Hope Garden in Wirt County, the Disc Golf Revitalization Project in Jackson County and the Calhoun Collaborative. Congratulations! ... See MoreSee Less
In the 2016-2017 school year, The Parchment Valley Baptist Church Snak Pak Program provided 6,007 food packs to children in need in Jackson County, WV. The program served 11 out of the 12 schools. Congratulations on your success! ... See MoreSee Less
Community Resources, Inc. in Parkersburg provided 57 home childcare providers with raised garden kits. The Home Day Care Project engaged children in healthy, fresh food access through building a vegetable and fruit garden. Children were excited to see the fruits of their labor: "I can't wait to plant more tomatoes." "I love strawberries and seeing them grow."
Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has provided free clinic support to those who struggle with inadequate health care in Southeast Ohio. The program's reach has expanded to rural, migrant and Amish communities. Congratulations on your continued success! ... See MoreSee Less
The Athens City-County Health Department successfully implemented a home blood pressure monitor lending program in both Athens and Washington Counties. This program not only increased physical activity and weight loss, but it also reduced risk factors for diabetes. Congratulations on your success! ... See MoreSee Less