What does my race registration support?
A Liberty Hospital Half Marathon & Jewell 5K race entry will go directly to the Liberty Hospital Foundation. These funds help the Foundation assist under-insured and under-served patients, support community health education and programs, provide valuable resources to hospital employees and patients, and offer pathways to education for future and current nurses in the Northland area. Read more. Since 2015, the program has distributed over $400,000 and supported programs that increase access to care, provide mental health resources, and reduce rates of chronic disease for thousands of people.
Current priorities are based on the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment conducted by Liberty Hospital:
- Focus on nutrition, physical activity, mental health, oral health, vision, speech and hearing, and injury prevention
- Increased access to services and improved quality of life for under-insured and under-served populations
- Reducing rates and/or prevention of top chronic diseases in our community, including: cancer, heart disease, COPD, diabetes
- Providing pediatric services from newborn to age 18, including but not limited to: well-child care, preventative medicine, physical examinations, immunizations, drug education, special needs, managing acute and chronic conditions