17 local government entities and MVP Health Care join Habitat for a day of service
Staff from MVP Health Care and the 17 government entities that make up the Finger Lakes Municipal Health Insurance Trust, held a day of community service to help build multiple homes in conjunction with the Flower City Habitat for Humanity. Together, MVP and FLMHIT also donated $2,500 to support Habitat for Humanity’s mission and programs.
Finger Lakes Municipal Health Insurance Trust (FLMHIT) was formed ten years ago under three guiding principles: having open access to health care providers, managing health care costs, and developing a wellness program for all employees within the consortium. FLMHIT originally started with nine members and has grown to a group of seventeen government entities including: the towns of Pittsford, Perinton, Penfield, Webster, Victor, Chili, Henrietta, Greece, Ogden, Brighton; the villages of Fairport, East Rochester, Bath; the cities of Geneva, Canandaigua; the Rochester Housing Authority and Monroe County Water Authority.
A wellness committee, which has representatives from each member organization in FLMHIT, partners with MVP health Care well-being strategists to develop and implement innovative consortium wide wellness programs for employees such as: walking challenges, weight management programs, wellness fairs, exercising, the importance of drinking eight to hydrate, and more.
The FLMHIT wellness committee recently expand their involvement within the community to a Volunteer Initiative Project and chose to select Habitat for Humanity for its inaugural day of community service. Both MVP and FLMHIT donated $1,000.00 each to support the effort and many individuals within the consortium also made donations.
“At MVP Health Care, we believe that social factors such as housing, have a substantial impact on a person’s overall health and well-being,” said Christopher Del Vecchio, MVP Health Care’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are so proud to be able to partner with FLMHIT and Habitat to Humanity to assist with building new homes in Rochester that will ultimately lead to a healthier community.”
“Wellness is an essential pillar of the FLMHIT Consortium’s mission,” said Supervisor Jack Marren, Chairman of FLMHIT. “As such, we are so proud to provide our members and their families the continued opportunity to participate well-being activities. Volunteerism is a unique way to engage with your surroundings in a social setting, which helps establish new relationships, new skills, a sense of purpose, and allows them to make an impact in your community. We thank MVP for their continued support for our wellness initiatives and we applaud Flower City Habitat for Humanity for their hard work and dedication to building a stronger Rochester.”
“We are truly gratified to be in partnership with MVP Health Care and the FLMHIT consortium. We know the impact of this build day on our homebuyers and their families will be a lasting one,” said Matthew J. Flanigan, CEO, Flower City Habitat for Humanity. “We look forward to continuing to work together to achieve our Mission of building homeownership, communities, and hope.”
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