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Contact for the Action Center
C: 720-936-9720 | O: 720-407-6686
Contact for Physician Health Partners:
The Action Center to distribute thousands of Thanksgiving food boxes to families in need
Who: The Action Center in partnership with Physician Health Partners and Colorado Community Health Alliance
Visual: The Action Center, Physician Health Partners, Colorado Community Health Alliance and more than 400 community volunteers will distribute 2,100 Thanksgiving food baskets to families in a convenient drive-through format.
When: Sunday, November 19, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (ideal timing is between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.)
Where: Jefferson County Stadium, 500 Kipling St. Lakewood, Co. (please enter on 4th Avenue)
Why: Nearly one in nine Coloradans (11.5 percent) struggle financially. For many individuals, providing a warm Thanksgiving meal for their family can be a decision between basic necessities and a holiday meal.
Thanks in part to the employees at Physician Health Partners who donated $24,000 and more than 350 volunteer hour, The Action Center will provide 2,100 Thanksgiving food boxes to those in need. Boxes typically include a gift card for a turkey or ham and supplies for all the trimmings of a Thanksgiving dinner: stuffing, gravy, canned vegetables, potatoes, yams, desert and more.
“Serving our community is a critical part our mission,” said Ken Nielsen, president and chief executive officer, Physician Health Partners. “We are honored to support The Action Center and are proud of our employees who embrace our mission and continue to support the communities we serve.”
“For many participants, the thought of providing a warm Thanksgiving meal for their family can be overwhelming,” says Barbara Penning, director, In-kind Donations and Volunteer Programs. “Through the generosity of the community and partnerships like Physician Health Partners and the Colorado Community Health Alliance, The Action Center will be able to ensure that thousands of households will have a wonderful Thanksgiving experience.”
For more information, please visit www.theactioncenterco.org or call 303-237-7704.
About the Action Center
The Action Center is a human-service non-profit organization that offers the single-most comprehensive range of services to struggling residents of Jefferson County and the homeless. We meet the immediate needs for our participants, treating them with respect and dignity. Then, we provide participants with the resources needed to develop pathways to self-sufficiency, breaking the cycle of poverty. You can learn about our services and ways to get involved by coming on a tour, visiting www.theactioncenterco.org or by contacting Tawney Eisenbraun at 720.407.6686
About Physician Health Partners
Founded in 1996 as a management services organization, Physician Health Partners (PHP) believes physicians and other providers have the capability and responsibility to drive high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients. PHP collaborates with more than 300 health care providers as part of PHPprime and works with Medicaid, Medicare, UnitedHealthcare and commercial insurance to provide the right care, at the right time and in the right setting. PHP is also the managing partner for Colorado Community Health Alliance.
About Colorado Community Health Alliance
Colorado Community Health Alliance (CCHA) was founded in 2010 specifically to meet the needs of Colorado Medicaid members by bringing together the local expertise of Centura Health (the largest hospital system and specialty provider network in Colorado), Physician Health Partners (a local management services organization known for their care coordination and practice quality improvement programs) and Primary Physician Partners (a large group of local, independent primary care providers). As a peak performing Regional Care Collaborative Organization, CCHA has proudly served the Colorado Medicaid population with a history of strong performance outcomes, a large and established provider network, dedication to reinvestment in the community and collaboration with the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.