Guthrie Awards Grant to Bradford County YMCA to Support Community Health

Jul 31, 2020

Guthrie’s Community Benefit Grant Program awarded $2,880 to the Bradford County Branch YMCA in support of affordable fitness for clients in drug and alcohol recovery. The YMCA will use the funds to assist clients/members in recovery through fitness and establish YMCA as a safe, sober environment.

This grant was awarded as part of Guthrie’s Community Benefit Grant Program, which funds projects based on Guthrie’s Community Health Needs Assessment. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), requires non-profit hospitals to complete a community needs assessment (CHNA) every three years. The following areas of need were identified for 2020-2023: obesity, access to mental health providers, and cancer incidence with a focus on tobacco usage.

Josie Robles, Director of NYS DSRIP Program and Community Relations at Guthrie; Rachel Trent, Livestrong at the YMCA Coordinator; Matthew Kelly, YMCA Membership and Wellness Director; Donnie Skerpon, Administrative Chief of Staff at Guthrie; Joe Sawyer, President of Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital