Community Wellbeing Program
Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center – Columbus, Ohio
- Emerging Leader: Sarah Gray
- Grant Program: Emerging Leader
- Amount of Grant: $15,000
- Dates of Grant Term: November 2019 – November 2021
Sarah Gray has served as the executive director of Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center, Columbus, Ohio, since January 2018. She is passionate about healthcare and, more specifically, patient advocacy and leading the work of the Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center is her dream job. Gray graduated with a master of public administration from The Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Columbus, Ohio, in December 2017 while also earning a concentration in nonprofit management. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.
Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center plans to create a new community wellbeing program that will incorporate elements from two of its current programs – the free care program and the tuberculosis (TB) skin testing program. Through the new community wellbeing program, the center will provide 20 patients with either a TB skin test or a physical exam or both every Tuesday with the goals of creating a one-stop-shop for pre-employment and pre-education care, expanding the clinic’s overall capacity for all of its programs, and creating a healthier uninsured and underinsured community.