An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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Our Mission

Ounce is on a mission to empower healthy and thriving communities by building bridges between housing and health.

Our Approach

Ounce provides care coordination, benefit enrollment and wraparound services to residents of affordable housing.

We partner with health plans, housing developers, and community organizations to deliver impactful programs and offer convenient services right where people live.

Residents

We're here to support you and your neighbors with any health needs at no cost to you. If you're not sure whether we're offered in your building yet, call or text to talk to our team!

Property Owners

Help residents live healthier and happier lives with cost effective services. Get in touch if you're interested in bringing healthier solutions to your properties.

Community Partners

On behalf of residents, we are always seeking quality partners whose programs & benefits we can promote to our communities. Reach out to discuss working together!

Our Promise to Residents

Ounce is offered at no cost to residents of our partner properties

Our onsite team is here to serve you and your neighbors. If we're available in your building, stop by and see us, or give us a call! Together with our partners, we strive to help you reach your personal wellness goals.

Here are just some of the ways we can serve you:

vaccination

Convenient onsite health screenings, vaccinations, & health services

fitness

Fitness and wellness classes - let's move together!

urgent care

Reminders about insurance & benefits deadlines and help understanding your coverage

healthy eating

Access healthy fresh food, nutritional services, and diabetes programs

maternal health

Connect to maternal health services and pre/post pregnancy care

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Find childcare, after school, and summer offerings through our partner organizations

food programs

Learn about benefits your insurance may cover, like medically tailored meal delivery

mental health services

Focus on your emotional wellness and stress reduction

What Our Residents Say

“Ounce is special and unique. They provide a beautiful service for those in need, and they are meeting people where they live.

The nation needs Ounce, but for right now, thank you for having Ounce in Ward 8 in DC.”
Lakeith Womack
DC Resident
"I needed a new primary care provider and Ounce got me an appointment right away. I've lived at this property a long time and we've never had perks like this before!"
Malinda Anderson
DC Resident
"We are so impressed with Ounce and their Community Health Leads. Their team is responsive, caring, and really on top of things. We encourage all residents to take advantage of their support and services."
Tenants Association President
“I can truly say that Ounce has helped me a lot! They gave me info on a walking program in the area and helped me get involved in a nutrition program in the neighborhood."
Theola Balton
DC Resident
"Since starting back working two jobs, Ounce has really helped me with the little things that single parents overlook or can't always take care of with booking appointments for me and my daughter. So professional while helping. Never hesitate to call them."
Makiyia Gorham
DC Resident
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Why partner with us

Ounce is currently covering thousands of residents and driving impact & results

  • Dramatically improving resident engagement
  • Closing gaps in care and increasing participation in preventative services
  • Helping residents navigate benefit enrollment and re-enrollment to maintain coverage
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Why partner with us

According to studies, the "Healthy Housing" model delivers results:

+ Drive awareness about important insurance deadlines, helping to maintain coverage and access to benefits

+ Increase participation in covered programs, access to health services, and engagement with preventative care

+ Lower healthcare costs for residents and their insurers

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What our partners Say

“We are grateful for our partnership with Ounce, because they provide the people and technology infrastructure we need to promote better health for our residents.”
Raisa Johnson
Managing Director of Resident Services
National Housing Trust (NHT)
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“Partnering with Ounce of Care has been a great experience. The Healthy Living team has been able to build relationships and provide nutrition education within the community. The Ounce team is responsive and reliable, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration together!”
Alexandra Brown, RD, LD, MS
Nutritionist & Registered Dietician
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connect health & housing?

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