Meridian Health Plan is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity to change lives through improving health and strengthening communities in Chicago's southern suburbs.
Meridian staff will provide health education at Habitat for Humanity events while volunteering their time and resources to build homes for low-income families.
Habitat for Humanity helps low-income families become homeowners by offering "hand-ups," not "hand-outs." Meridian, while focused on health care, is committed to improving the overall health and quality of lives in underprivileged communities.
"Partnering with Habitat for Humanity seemed like a natural fit for our organization because of our similar missions and dedication to those in low-resource areas," Mike Cotton , Illinois President/COO of Meridian said. "This partnership will give us another avenue to educate our members on the importance of healthy homes and healthy lifestyles."