Freeman collaborates with local organization to promote health and wellness

JOPLIN, Mo. – Freeman Health System pledges $225,000 to Joplin One, a local collaborative that includes over 200 community partners.

One Joplin works to meet community needs such as:

  • health and wellness
  • opioid education
  • smoking cessation
  • domestic violence response
  • homelessness prevention

Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer Paula F. Baker said:

“Freeman’s mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve through contemporary, innovative quality healthcare solutions, and One Joplin will enhance our efforts to do just that.”

Freeman says they intend to donate the money over the course of the next three years, donating $75,000 a year.

“Freeman’s investment allows One Joplin to focus its efforts on needed service areas that impact physical, emotional and social health, “We are grateful for Freeman’s investment and believe it demonstrates their dedication to improving the health of our community.”

Said Nicole Brown, One Joplin Executive Director.

Brown said One Joplin members welcome Freeman to the group that exists to facilitate collaboration, cooperation and communication among organizations in the Joplin region.