ELHC leverages existing relationships with the Foundation’s partners, particularly the East Lake Family YMCA, to benefit families served by the East Lake Foundation’s programs and services.

A program coordinator with a health background and three family health advocates staff the project to provide vital community health services:

  • Assist families with enrolling their children in the CHIP/PeachCare program
  • Assist families enroll in health insurance programs for which they are eligible
  • Assist eligible families in selecting and making contact with a new medical home
  • Teach East lake families how to establish and best use a medical home
  • Educate families caring for children or adults with diabetes, hypertension, or asthma on effective disease management
  • Ensure East Lake youth receive vision screening

2017 Impact

  • 500 East Lake and Kirkwood residents were connected with health services, including 112 residents who reside at The Villages of East Lake
  • 90% of those targeted for chronic disease management reached their treatment goal