Health Advocacy

The ICS Healthy at Home program gives extra support to our most at-risk recipients to help them create a safe and healthy home environment and maintain their independence. Health Advocacy volunteers, often retired medical and social services professionals, visit recipients at home to conduct an assessment, create a Care Plan, and provide regular visits and phone calls. Our Health Advocacy Coordinator, who has a Masters degree in Social Work, oversees this program and helps recipients navigate the medical and behavioral health care systems. She also coordinates health education workshops for ICS staff, volunteers, recipients, and the community.

Our Health Advocacy program received the Achievement Award in Innovation from the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona in 2006 and the Harriet Tubman Vanguard Award in 2011.

The ICS Health Advocacy Coordinator and Health Ministry Manager are also available to provide guidance to help faith communities develop congregation-based health programs. Click here for information on Health Outreach to Congregations.