Portage Health Foundation

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aka PHFoundation   |   Hancock, MI   |  www.phfgive.org

Mission

TO SUPPORT THE CHARITABLE HEALTH NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY THROUGH ENHANCED PHILANTHROPY AND COMMUNITY COLLABORATION

Ruling year info

1992

Executive Director

Kevin N Store

Main address

400 Quincy Street - PO Box 299

Hancock, MI 49930 USA

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EIN

38-3022945

NTEE code info

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Public Foundations (T30)

Health Support Services (E60)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We want to know if this asset can bring about greater awareness to the needs and health risks within this community. We are seeking to determine whether real collaboration and social change can be achieved through intentional granting and reinvestment creating a positive influence and health-benefit for all those who live here. We want to help reduce the effects of decades of economic oppression and intergenerational health risks that influence the overall health of this community?

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Medical Innovation and Research

PHF has undertaken several initiatives that are designed to better understand and address SDOH impacting our community. Some steps taken (to name just a few) have included Partnership with Michigan Technological University to create 3 endowed chairs (medical informatics, community health, and medical technologies); research on food insecurity and its overall impact on individual and population health; participation and leadership in the development of a regional food systems council; and most recently the support of a medical lab at the local university focused on expanding individual and surveillance COVID testing.

Population(s) Served
Students
Adults
Children and youth
Health
Social and economic status

PHF has elevated educational support and scholarship as a primary objective of its annual giving. Studies have shown that the education level of an individual correlates directly to individual and population health risk factors. In addition to creating access and making education more affordable, we are working to improve the regional workforce, training out future health care providers, and investing in our citizenry's education so they, perhaps, will some day be an invested member of our community. Educational partnership with area institutions of learning, donor engagement, and direct allocation of funding for scholarship are putting nearly $250,000/year in educational support for area students.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Social and economic status
Work status and occupations

PHF understands that socioeconomic status directly relates to individual and population health. More specifically, PHF is working to convene community partners across all sectors to create a greater awareness and understanding of poverty; why it exists, how it perpetuates itself, and what can we collectively do to help individuals and families overcome generational poverty. This, coupled with our efforts to create access to affordable education and our food initiative(s) are key to creating a healthier community for generations to come.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups
Health
Social and economic status
Work status and occupations

PHF seeks opportunities to enhance the care provided to our friends and neighbors throughout the region. Two examples of funding support include the support for implementing newly offered substance abuse services at a local non-profit resident SUD provider. A second example is partnership support in helping local primary care providers achieve addictionologist certification - a necessary resource for our efforts to combat the opioid epidemic throughout the region.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers
Adults

PHF has defined Community Health as any/all activities or opportunities that promote healthy lifestyles, which improve the overall health of a community. This has included investment in resources/community assets that promote a physically active lifestyle, expanded health-related community services; and other initiatives that directly and indirectly influence the health status of the individual members of our community. We are currently focused on mental and behavioral health (including SUD), food insecurity, and overall health equity.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of accolades/recognition received from third-party organizations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Family relationships, Health, Social and economic status, Work status and occupations

Related Program

Community Health

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

One external recognition we are most proud of is our receipt of the 2019 Governor's Service Award for our work in health and economic community recovery following a FEMA declared disaster in 2018.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

PHF identified several strategic objectives that would guide its decisions. Broadly it set out to fulfill its mission and improve the health of the community by 1) influencing a shared vision 2) improving collaboration amongst our stakeholders 3) building upon and expanding community assets 4) identifying and implementing long-term solutions and 5) protecting and growing this resource.

PHF focuses its on several key areas including:

1. Increasing access to education
2. Mitigating Poverty
3. Reducing hunger and the negative influence of food insecurity
4. Building and enhancing the built-environment that supports healthy, active living
5. Supporting medical research, innovation

Additionally, PHF continues to serve as a convener within the community...focusing community-attention and acknowledgement of the issues we are facing.

We believe our success factors for implementing and executing our annual objectives are based on:

Our People;
Our Processes;
Our Financial Performance;
Our Communication strategies to engage with the community at-large

In the past few years we have expended over $10m back into our local community - further stimulating the local economy. We have expended/pledged/granted funds that support educational scholarships and other forms of investment that have stimulated new programs, stabilized others, and brought about a deeper understanding of the issues facing our community. These have not only positively impacted our immediate community, but the region surrounding us.

Our educational partnerships are bring about new technologies that will change health care intervention(s) and further prepare our next generation of healthcare leaders.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have recently changed the format of our meeting agendas to be more inclusive of mission and vision focused examples and inclusion of community partners as part of our meeting programs. This provides direct input of community partners to our Board and administration.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Portage Health Foundation

Board of directors
as of 12/10/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Bernadette Yeoman-Oullette


Board co-chair

Brent Peterson

Edward Jones Investments

Term: 2018 -

Tim Baroni

Retired (Community Bank President)

Anne Clancy-Klemme

ICU Nurse/ Flight Nurse

Terry Kinzel, MD

Internist, Primary Care Physician

Jeanne Kurtz

Retired, Realtor

Nicole Collins

Business Owner/ SUD Community Volunteer

Jamey Markham

Community Bank President

Michele Blau

IT Specialist, Entrepreur

Paul Ollila

Retired, ISD Superintendent

Bruce Rukkila

Retired, CPA

Jim Bobula

School Superintendent

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/10/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Native American/American Indian/Indigenous
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/10/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.