Improving the health of the community one person at a time is the mission of Arizona Complete Health (AzCH). has developed a Community Reinvestment Program. Did you know that volunteerism improves the health and well-being of our communities? AzCH did, and that is why they are Gold Sponsors for the SAVMA Awards 2020! Thank you to Arizona Complete Health for your commitment to volunteerism and those who support them!
In an August 2018 article of the Stanford Social Innovation Review titled, “Volunteerism and US Civil Society”, Susan Dreyfus notes “Studies have also long touted the mental health benefits—including feeling more socially connected, warding off loneliness and depression, and lending a greater sense of purpose to life—for those who contribute their time, and more recent studies have begun to examine the physical health benefits of volunteering. New research from Carnegie Mellon University, for example, notes: “Older adults who volunteer for at least 200 hours per year decrease their risk of hypertension, or high blood pressure, by 40 percent.” The study suggests that working as a volunteer could be a non-pharmaceutical option to reducing cardiovascular disease caused by hypertension, which affects nearly 65 million Americans and is a leading cause of death.”