Social and economic factors, like food insecurity, housing, transportation, and isolation, do more to determine a person’s wellness than health care alone. To support wellness, we need innovation and initiatives that extend beyond traditional health care and existing social programs. That’s why we are here.
We’re the WellSky Foundation
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for vulnerable populations by removing social barriers to recovery and wellness. The WellSky Foundation is an engine for change, financially supporting organizations that enable care and healing for people, regardless of their socioeconomic status.
We know that caring for the whole person — considering their communities, families, and social support systems — results in better outcomes, lower costs, and sustainable care. Together with the organizations we support, we are elevating care and connecting people to resources that increase opportunities for lasting health and wellness.
The WellSky Foundation harnesses the power of our collective resources and partners with passion and purpose to make this vision possible and realize care’s potential.
According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), the 30-day inpatient hospital readmission rate among homeless patients was 50.8%.
According to the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), Food insecurity impacts the health of people of all ages, causing increased risk of conditions including asthma, developmental risk, depression, diabetes, congestive heart failure and more.
Approximately 3.6 million individuals every year do not receive the necessary medical care due to transportation barriers, according to Ride Health.
According to research in a study called, Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection, loneliness is a dire threat to public health, exceeding that of obesity and smoking. This epidemic increases the risk of an early death by 14%.
Together, we make potential possible.