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4.4.24
/ Policy

We Are All Public Health: God’s Love and National Public Health Week

This week is National Public Health Week and this year’s theme, “Protecting, Connecting, and Thriving: We Are All Public Health,” resonates deeply with the mission of God’s Love We Deliver.

Public health goes beyond the bounds of traditional healthcare. It is the neighborhoods and environments that we maintain and protect, it is the equitable access to crucial health-related social needs, and it is a goal we can work on improving together as a community. At God’s Love We Deliver, everyone is part of the essential work of improving public health.

Kitchen volunteers

At God’s Love We Deliver, our kitchen staff and volunteers are the heartbeat of our organization. They dedicate themselves to preparing, packaging, and delivering nutritious meals to community members across the New York City Metropolitan area, ensuring that the most vulnerable among us have access to vital nourishment. Their efforts not only provide sustenance but also contribute to the overall health and well-being of our communities. Research shows that access to medically tailored meals not only improves health outcomes, but also improves quality of life.

Community Partnerships Associate Leslie Puebla and Business Development Manager Allyson Schiff at a tabling event

In addition to our kitchen operations, our Business Development & Community Partnerships team is the bridge connecting with community members where they are. Whether it’s at health fairs or community health centers, the team engages directly with individuals, providing information and resources in a variety of languages to promote health equity, education, and access to our essential services.

Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionists

Furthermore, our Nutrition team works tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive individualized care and support. Our RDNs provide unlimited medical nutrition therapy and counseling to clients. By offering streamlined access to our critical nutrition services, they empower individuals to take control of their health and well-being, one meal at a time.

Policy & Planning Manager Camila Gomez, second from left, wearing a white jacket, testifies before the NYC Council

All of these efforts inform our advocacy work, as we continue to fight for equitable access to medically tailored meals for all who need them. We know that access to medically tailored meals is not only important to improving health outcomes, but it also has an impact on lowering healthcare costs. When we come together to support the mission of public health, we can make a tangible difference in improving the health outcomes of individuals and communities across the spectrum.

This National Public Health Week, let’s celebrate the dedication and passion of those who work tirelessly behind the scenes to protect, connect, and help us all thrive. Together, we can create a healthier, more equitable future for everyone.

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