The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey Funds JFS Integrated Health Partnerships Program
Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) is proud to announce The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey as a Chai Donor. Earlier this month, The Foundation awarded JFS a $19,000 grant to support the agency’s Integrated Health Partnerships program which helps to improve the healthcare outcomes of individuals with chronic disease and severe mental illness. These patients often miss appointments, cycle in and out of Emergency Rooms and often do not adhere to physician recommendations.
In its initial year, the Integrated Health Partnerships program will work with 20 mental health consumers who have been seen in the emergency room or hospitalized within the past 12 months. Through a partnership with Southern New Jersey Medical Center, the program incorporates individualized case management and in-person contacts to minimize hospitalization, promote disease self-management and increase healthy outcomes. These improvements will ultimately reduce the costs associated with medical noncompliance among high-risk patients.
The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey supports nonprofit organizations that share the mission to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities throughout the state. Since its inception in 2004, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey has made more than 700 grant awards to local nonprofit organizations totaling over $25 million.
Jewish Family Service serves 3,500 local individuals per year through a variety of services. Responding to the needs of the community, JFS offers counseling, case management, and an array of other services including family and children’s programs, older adult assistance, autism support, Kosher Meals-on-Wheels, a community food pantry and diabetes advocacy.
For more information about the Integrated Health Partnerships program or other JFS services and events, please call 609-822-1108 or visit www.jfsatlantic.org.