May 24, 2022 – The East Florida Division of HCA Florida Healthcare, a subsidiary of HCA Healthcare, today announced that the HCA Healthcare Foundation will donate $1.38 million over the next three years to Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) to begin work on creating a series of workshops to address girls’ mental well-being. The program aims to help girls better understand mental wellbeing and equip them with skills to build resilience and support their peers.
“The HCA Healthcare Foundation has a long history of partnering with Girl Scouts in Middle Tennessee and other communities,” said Joanne Pulles, vice president of community engagement at HCA Healthcare and president of the HCA Healthcare Foundation. “We are honored to continue this partnership with Girl Scouts nationwide to create a new research-based initiative to help all girls be more resilient and take action to strengthen their own mental health.”
The grant will support Girl Scout Mental Health 101 workshops, including Getting to Know Your Emotions for Grades 4-5, Finding Your Voice for Grades 6-8, and her Support by Parents Workshop. peers for ninth through twelfth graders. These workshops, which are currently in development and will launch in the summer of 2023, will be created in collaboration with subject matter experts from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Visit www.girlscouts.org/mentalwellness for more information.
HCA Healthcare is committed to promoting the mental well-being of its patients, colleagues and communities. With approximately 2,300 care sites, including 182 hospitals, in communities in 20 states, HCA Healthcare uses insights and data from nearly 200,000 annual behavioral health patient encounters to make positive progress in how it provides care to his patients.
Additionally, during unprecedented mental health challenges for nurses and caregivers around the world, HCA Healthcare is prioritizing and destigmatizing the mental health needs of colleagues through new initiatives, including Nurse Care, a unique mental health program, free and confidential for HCA Healthcare hospital needs. based nurses. The resource is available 24/7 to help nurses manage anxiety, balance work and personal responsibilities, take care of themselves, and manage common nursing issues.
In communities across the country, HCA Healthcare is addressing the growing need for mental health awareness through partnerships, including:
- EVERFI: In 2020, HCA Healthcare announced a collaboration with EVERFI, an international technology company that drives social change through education, to implement an interactive digital mental health and wellness education course for students in colleges and high schools. With support from HCA Healthcare, the Mental Wellness Basics course has reached more than 120,000 students and 1,300 teachers at 548 schools across HCA Healthcare’s 15 U.S. divisions.
- The Jason Foundation: In 2013, HCA Healthcare officially partnered with the Jason Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents for tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth. HCA Healthcare has 13 Jason Foundation affiliate offices across the country. These offices serve as hubs where parents, teachers, guidance counselors, students, churches and other community organizations can obtain educational materials and learn about training programs available through the Jason Foundation.
- Psych Hub Podcast Series: This year, HCA Healthcare and Psych Hub, the world’s largest mental health education platform, in collaboration with Columbia University’s Department of Psychiatry, have partnered to create a 10-episode podcast series titled ” You Ask, We Answer” to bring people credible online mental health. education.
The Girl Scouts grant is funded through the Healthier Tomorrow Fund, an $80 million community impact fund designed to support innovative initiatives focused on addressing high-priority community needs and health equity. Since its inception in 2021, the Healthier Tomorrow Fund has committed $4.5 million in grants to 13 organizations.