BPA Health is a champion of better health for communities of all types – small to large, rural to urban. That’s why we endeavor to create trusted relationships and a strong sense of community wherever we live, work and play throughout the Northwest. It’s also why we seek out and embrace opportunities to support non-profits and other groups that are working to help people, organizations and society to reach their fullest potential. By investing our time and resources with these like-minded organizations, we continue to challenge the conventional boundaries of healthcare so that individuals can improve their lives by receiving the specialized assistance they need.
Our Community Focus
There are an estimated 39 million adult survivors of sexual abuse in the United States. Because of our commitment to helping individuals overcome the stigma of childhood sexual abuse, BPA Health partners with Speak Your Silence. This Boise-based nonprofit offers a nationwide network of professional counselors serving adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Suicide Prevention Action Network of Idaho
At BPA Health, we are champions of suicide prevention and survivor support. And for good reason – suicide is the second leading cause of death of Idahoans ages 15-34 and males 10-14 years old. Our CEO Sarah Woodley serves on SPAN’s Idaho Board of Directors and our entire company supports SPAN Idaho in efforts to prevent suicide and to support survivors.
The United Way of Treasure Valley makes key investments in health, education and financial wellbeing in our community. BPA Health is a United Way Corporate Partner and in 2015 participated in the children’s book drive to help prevent summer learning loss among low-income students.
BPA Health knows that communities, schools and workplaces are at their best when individuals are free of the negative impacts of substance abuse. Idaho Department of Health & Welfare statistics show that 13% of Idaho high school seniors have experimented with at least one hard drug. That’s why our CFO Kevin Bates serves on the DFI Board of Directors and our employees volunteer in community events including the annual Red Ribbon Rally and Teens & Substance Abuse Conference.
The Eric Jones Fund was established in 2004 following the suicide death of Eric Jones, son of BPA Health Founders Whit and Paula Jones. Because of Eric’s professional passion for organizations focused on women’s and children’s issues, over $30,000 has been donated to support organizations including the Idaho Foodbank and Chrysalis Transitional Living.