Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County

Diabetes-Coalition-PB-RGBVanessa March and Debbie Walters from The Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County were our guests on this week’s Forum for Nonprofits. Beginning in November of 2010, Palm Healthcare Foundation convened a panel of local health leaders who were concerned about the increasing prevalence of diabetes; and who had an interest in exploring local issues and solutions related to the prevention and management of diabetes in Palm Beach County. After two meetings, there was resounding support from all of the participants to explore forming a local diabetes coalition. In March of 2012, Barbara Jacobowitz, Chair of the Florida Diabetes Alliance Leadership Council and a trustee of Palm Healthcare Foundation, arranged for two state officials, who were instrumental in crafting the Florida Diabetes Health System Strategic Plan, to provide an overview of state-level efforts; and how a local initiative could link to and support the state strategic plan. M. R. Street, MPH, Florida Department of Health, presented highlights of the Florida Diabetes Health System 2011 Strategic Action Plan. Epidemiologist Tammie Johnson, D.Ph., provided a comparative perspective when she presented Palm Beach County diabetes statistics against state and local data. They can be reached on the Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County website here. To listen to the program in a new window click here: The Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County 01/31/2017.

Bit By Bit Therapy

Bit by Bit NEW LOGOSusan March of Bit-By-Bit was the guest on this week’s show. Bit-By-Bit Therapy provides quality and professional equine assisted services to the special needs community within south Florida. They seek to offer diverse medical and recreational services to people of all ages and abilities! They also a free “Horses For Heroes” Program to the wounded heroes who have bravely served our great nation. They have recently launched an “inclusive” volunteer opportunity program thanks to grants and community support that seeks to accommodate special needs teens that want to be program volunteers. They believe in lending a helping hand….or hoof! They are a PATH Accredited Therapeutic Riding Center & an American Hippotherapy Association Registered FacilityThey can be reached by phone at 954-802-8874, or on the Bit-By-Bit Therapy website here. To listen to the program in a new window click here: Bit-By-Bit Therapy 01/17/2017

Broward Victim’s Rights Coalition


Bridget Shneiderman, president of Broward Victim’s Rights Coalition was a guest on this week’s show on January 10, 2017. The Coalition was established by Victim Service Professionals and Volunteers in 1991. The purpose of BVRC is to create awareness and empower victims through education and training. The Coalition provides opportunities to network with victim service providers, enhance public awareness about rights and needs of victims, encourage participation of citizens in victim service programs, serve as a source of technical support for victim related educational forums, and advocate on behalf of crime victims. Our vision is to be recognized leaders in Broward County for promoting advocacy for crime victims rights. BVRC is a 501(c ) (3) non-profit organization eligible to receive charitable contributions. They can be reached by phone at 954-554-8443, or on the Broward Victims Rights Coalition Website here. To listen to the program in a new window click here: Broward Victim’s Rights Coalition 01/10/2017.

Epilepsy Foundation

effaSheen Mayberry, development associate of the Epilepsy Foundation was the guest on this week on Forum for Nonprofits. The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF) leads the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. EFOF was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3). EFOF is the principal agency for epilepsy programs and services sponsored by the State of Florida, servicing the estimated 400,000 Floridians who suffer from the condition. It is the sole licensee and affiliate in the state of the National Epilepsy Foundation®, which has led the fight against epilepsy since 1968. EFOF serves as the lead advocate for the rights and needs of people with epilepsy and seizures at the local, county, state and national level.
The Foundation provides many valuable services to individuals and their families, regardless of their financial situation. They can be reached by phone at (305) 670-4949, or on the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida Website here. To listen to the program in a new window click here: Epilepsy Foundation 01/03/2017.

Alzheimer’s Community Care

ACCLogoFinal_R.epsRob Sommer, Director of Community Outreach for Alzheimer’s Community Care was the guest this week on Forum for Nonprofits.  Rob discussed the services provided to both victims of Alzheimer’s Disease and as importantly to the family care givers of Alzheimer’s patientsAlzheimer’s Community Care has locations throughout Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties and their services are also available to Broward residents at their Boca Raton location.  Their slogan is “We place a safety net around patients and caregivers every day.” They can be reached by phone at 561-683-2700, or on the Alzheimer’s Community Care website here. To listen to the program in a new window click here: Alzheimer’s Community Care  8/04/13

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Palm Beach County

HealthyMothersBabiesPBCRepresentatives of Healthy Mothers, Health Babies of Palm Beach County were our featured guests on Forum for this week.  Dr. Marsha Fishbane, board Chair and Founder of HMHB, Angelique Francois, Program Manager of HMHB and Rochelle Silver, a client of HMHB were interviewed. Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies of Palm Beach County provides access to prenatal care and education for uninsured and under-insured women and teens in Palm Beach County. In 2012, more than 3500 babies born in Palm Beach County were born with low birth weight as a result of little or no prenatal care. At particular risk are Black/African American babies. For more information on how you can support this organization, call 561-665-4500, or visit them on their web site here.  To listen to the program in a new window click here: Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies of Palm Beach County  7/28/13

Muscular Dystrophy Association

MDA logo_FMD_footerThe Muscular Dystrophy  Association, Inc. is in the midst of its LOCK UP promotion where they raise funds for MDA by “locking up” business people to raise “bail money” which goes directly to MDA in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.  Vanessa Fernandez, the fundraising coordinator for MDA in South Florida was on Forum For Non Profits to give some background on the MDA cause and the programs they have to benefit people with Muscular Distrophy and especially to promote the “Lock-Up” fundraiser event on July 24 and also in September of 2013Jamie Straus of Coastline Marine in Pompano Beach, who is to be “locked-up” to raise money for MDA came to tell his story.  It’s a clever and fun way that MDA uses that helps to raise funds.  The Fort Lauderdale headquarters phone number is 954-971-0123, or you can visit their web site here. To listen to the program in a new window click here: Muscular Dystrophy Association  7/14/13

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