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Front Page - Friday, November 29, 2019

Parkridge Health addressing social determinants of health in Orchard Knob

Parkridge Health System has teamed with the Orchard Knob Neighborhood Association, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area and United Way of Greater Chattanooga to address poor living conditions that correlate with chronic illness.

Catalyzed by a $40,000 initial investment by Parkridge Health and its parent company, HCA Healthcare, the Orchard Knob Collaborative will orchestrate a phased approach to address social determinants of health, beginning with the assessment and renovation or repair of five Orchard Knob homes.

Parkridge Health has volunteered its workforce for the initial home renovations or repairs. Habitat for Humanity will supervise the project.

CHI Memorial Hospital and University Surgical Associates have also contributed to the initiative. Both organizations are located in the Orchard Knob Neighborhood.

Source: Parkridge Health System