Health & Wellness

“Whole person health involves looking at the whole person—not just separate organs or body systems—and considering multiple factors that promote either health or disease. It means helping and empowering individuals, families, communities, and populations to improve their health in multiple interconnected biological, behavioral, social, and environmental areas. Instead of treating a specific disease, whole person health focuses on restoring health, promoting resilience, and preventing diseases across a lifespan.”

 – National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, National Institutes of Health

The Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon views health and wellness as a broad concept that encompasses the whole person and their behavioral, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual health. Because of these interrelationships, we believe educational and community-based programs will yield better health outcomes if they are designed with a broad view of what impacts a person’s health.

The Foundation team supports a wide variety of projects that address health-related challenges and lead to enhanced quality of life for individuals and communities.

Health and wellness support may include, but is not limited to:

  • Chronic disease management
  • Domestic violence support services
  • Food insecurity programs
  • Mental and behavioral health
  • Obesity prevention, nutrition, and physical activity
  • Older adult services
  • Oral health care
  • Tobacco prevention and cessation
  • Services for people experiencing homelessness

Learn more about health & wellness grants on our Healthy Communities Initiative page.