WATCH TEAMS (Wellness Action Teams of Cecil and Harford) are making a difference in our communities.
The last place Seniors want to be is in the hospital.
Living independently in good health is what most of us want, and it isn’t any different for Seniors with chronic diseases. Wellness Action Teams of Cecil and Harford (WATCH) teams help make that possible.
In 2016, our region won a $2.7 million grant to improve the health of Seniors on Medicare who are living with chronic illnesses (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart conditions, breathing problems, etc.) This money was used to fund the Healthy Harford (Healthy Cecil in Cecil County) WATCH program, a home visiting program that helps Seniors learn to better manage their illness at home so that they don’t end up back in the hospital.
There are 5 WATCH Teams of nurses, social workers, and community health workers in our region. Beyond medical care, these teams help with all the other issues such as: rides to appointments, having the right insurance, safe housing, access to food, etc. that help keep people healthy.
Community partners for the WATCH program include: the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, Union Hospital, Harford County Health Department, Harford County Government, CRISP, Cecil County Health Department, Cecil County Government, West Cecil Health Center, and Beacon Health Center.
If you would like to learn more about the WATCH program call 800-515-0044.