We take a collaborative approach to addressing needs in our community. Working to get upstream on issues, stakeholders are engaged to develop solutions around an area of need. Initiatives combine the impact of grantmaking with convening and collaboration and are catalytic in nature.
Quantum Foundation is committed to providing opportunities and support for medical careers in Palm Beach County as one strategy to achieve our vision.
Data documents that Palm Beach County not only needs more healthcare professionals, it also needs a more diverse healthcare workforce to serve its diverse population and create positive health outcomes for residents. Network members serve Palm Beach County, Florida, a county where 130 languages are spoken in the schools, 18% of residents are African American, 20% of the population identifies as Hispanic or Latino, and almost a quarter of all residents are foreign-born.
Quantum Foundation is currently developing a forum that will focus on initiating the adoption, sustainability and utilization of virtual health technologies within Quantum’s Community Partners.
We will begin a forum to initiate conversations around implementing virtual health services to uninsured/underserved populations. We believe Virtual Health services have the ability to complement traditional health care and help the residents of Palm Beach County sustain better health outcomes. If your organization is interested or has ideas around the topic of virtual health, feel free to contact C’jon Armstead at firstname.lastname@example.org or Randy Scheid at email@example.com.
Adverse Childhood Experiences during childhood lead to toxic stress and poor health outcomes later in life. There is a direct correlation between ACE’s and poor health outcomes. There is also an increased risk for chronic disease and negative health behaviors. Multiple exposures to traumatic event can greatly affect the intensity of not only psychological symptoms but also physical health symptoms later in life.
With a community voice, Quantum seeks to find opportunities where the confluence of public, private, and nonprofit partnerships will address the social determinants of health.
Quantum’s goal is to develop innovative ways to coordinate initiatives across sectors and with community partners that positively influence social and economic conditions that people need to live happy, healthy, and productive lives.