(WTNH) – Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of Hartford HealthCare’s Neighborhood Health team, which is a team designed to bring services and support directly into the community.

Through the Neighborhood Health Initiative, Hartford HealthCare continues to be committed to providing access for people to live their healthiest life.

Dawn Filippa, Operations Manager of Neighborhood Health Services at Hartford HealthCare is discussing this important milestone.

“We need to treat the whole person. Food, housing security, energy, anything that we can help with,” explains Dawn Filippa, the program’s Operations Manager.

As a one-year thank you to the team members Hartford Healthcare CEO Jeff Flaks cooked food on the grill at The Open Hearth non-profit in Hartford.

“This was a very small token because we can’t say thank you enough and loud enough but when I see the impact that you have on people it’s unbelievable,” says Flaks.

The program was rolled out in a few areas of the state and will soon expand into central Connecticut and Fairfield county.

Dawn Fillippa shares some of the feedback from the many people they serve.

“They feel listened to they feel heard and they say they couldn’t make it without us. It’s such a rewarding feeling.”

The mobile community program will also be broadening its already wide range of services.

“More immunizations that we can offer. More point of care testing” explains Filippa who adds “Just broadening our relationships with community members and those that can help everybody.”

For more information head to HartfordHealtCare.org/NeighborhoodHealth.

Watch the video above for the full segment.