LaFayette, GA – Peach State Health Plan announced a new partnership with Healthy Foundations today to assist in the development of the Healthy Foundations Community Resource Village, currently under development in Walker County. This new partnership includes a $25,000 donation from Peach State Health Plan to be used for the construction of an outdoor sports and recreation pavilion on the planned community village campus.
The Healthy Foundations Community Resource Village is a 374-acre property being developed as a hub for integrated healthcare services in northwest Georgia. The community village campus will offer a variety of low-cost behavioral and healthcare services in critical areas such as housing, addiction care, behavioral health care, foster care and adoption services, youth development, workforce development, and veteran services.
“The donation from Peach State Health Plan will help us complete our vision for an integrated health center dedicated to improving the greater health of the Northwest Georgia,” said Delaine Hunter, founder and Healthy Foundations. “Treating the behavioral health of our residents has long shown to improve the overall health of the community. Generous partners like Peach State will help ensure we meet the standard of service we desire for our community.”
Behavioral health has long been tied to overall physical health. In rural Georgia, behavioral health programs are often difficult for residents to access and utilize. This lack of access was recently highlighted as demand for these programs increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Healthy Foundation Community Resource Village will address the need for access and increased demand by providing Northwest Georgia with a centralized hub for behavioral health services and programs. This facility will ultimately work to improve the overall health of the region.
“Projects like the Community Resource Village are a perfect example of Peach State Health Plan’s mission to improve health outcomes around the state by improving access to quality, affordable healthcare services and programs,” said Wade Rakes, Chief Executive Officer of Peach State Health Plan. “We are very excited to give this donation knowing the sports pavilion will have an incredible impact in Northwest Georgia.”