Gifford is part of Blueprint for Health, a state‐led initiative designed to provide coordinated health services that stress prevention and wellness.
Our Blueprint team helps people with chronic conditions (like diabetes, asthma, and COPD) stay healthier and save money through reduced hospitalization and medical procedures.
Our community health team includes medical providers, nurses, and specialists in nutrition, exercise, and counseling who provide seamless care and support. We help patients get the information and tools they need to set and reach goals that improve their health.
- Working directly with patients, we identify their needs and offer a range of services including:
- Free Healthier Living classes and support groups to help sustain positive health behaviors like eating well, becoming more active, and managing stress
- Chronic Illness Support groups
- Tobacco Cessation Services
- Finding a Primary Care provider
- Medication management
- Help with short-term mental health and substance abuse counseling services.
- Help accessing community, state, and local support resources
Your Community Health Team
Our Blueprint Team includes:
Workshop Group Facilitators: Our free Healthier Living workshops focus on Chronic Pain, Chronic Disease, and Diabetes. These classes meet for 2.5 hours, once a week, for 6 weeks.
We also we offer the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program, a yearlong program that helps patients diagnosed with pre-diabetes commit to a healthier, more active lifestyle.
Tobacco Cessation Specialist: Our specialists help people work towards becoming tobacco free in a group setting or through individual counseling.
Health Coach: Our Health Coaches provide free support and guidance to anyone wanting to make a lifestyle change. Possible coaching topics include weight loss, stress management, establishing an exercise routine, medication adherence, smoking cessation, and improving diet. A healthy lifestyle is your best defense against the most common diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer.
Care Coordinators: Our care coordinators help patients identify care issues and goals, and help with challenges to access, including transportation, food, fuel, and housing assistance.