Help Lower Healthcare
Costs and Improve the Health of At-Risk Children and
Citizens for Health Supporters and Friends of The Healthy
Rising healthcare costs are a serious
concern for all of us. Costs are rising and so are the number
of Americans inflicted with chronic illnesses. The personal,
social and economic burdens are unsustainable.
Healthy Foundation has created unique programs that help lower
these escalating costs and increase the health and wellness of
those in need of help. Through their Vitamin Relief USA
programs, they provide free daily multivitamins to over 20,000
children, teens, adults and seniors who are at-risk for
vitamin deficiencies at over 500 locations in 42 states.
Most of us have come to appreciate what simple, daily
multi-vitamins can do to support and maintain one's good
health. For children, seniors, teens and adults at risk for
malnutrition, the benefits from daily vitamins are dramatic.
Daily vitamins help protect at-risk individuals from chronic
diseases while also healing their illnesses, and improving
their quality of life.
For instance, according to
parents and teachers of the children participating in Vitamin
Relief USA, the daily vitamins have helped to improve the
children's school grades, school attendance, behavior, eating
habits and self-esteem. In addition, parents report that they
do not have to take their children to the doctor as often.
Senior participants report that vitamins from Vitamin
Relief USA have decreased their need for medication, lessened
their pain, and increased their mobility, energy,
self-confidence and the ability to care for themselves.
We need programs like this programs that provide
cost-effective, preventative measures. And we need them to
expand and grow.
In order to do this, The Healthy
Foundation needs your help.
A request has been made of
the Chairman of the Labor, Health and Human Services and
Education Appropriation Committee to provide The Healthy
Foundation, from the 2005 congressional budget,
$2 million to provide daily vitamins to 60,000
at-risk children for one year.
And $2 million to
research the impact of daily vitamins on seniors and their
quality of life.
In order for this appropriation to be
approved, it must have the support of many members of
Congress. The Healthy Foundation cannot possibly reach each
member of Congress to ask for his or her support.
constituent, your message to your congressional representative
can make the difference between the success and failure of