Environmental Justice

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“We are faced not with two separate crises, one environmental and the other social, but rather with one complex crisis which is both social and environmental. Strategies for a solution demand an integrated approach to combating poverty, restoring dignity to the excluded, and at the same time protecting nature.” -Pope Francis 

The quickly escalating global climate crisis is harming human health and well-being, especially for people of color and those who are vulnerable. The Providence family of organizations strives to be a champion for all people and populations as we seek innovative ways to mitigate the impacts of climate change and create health for a better world. Learn more about our carbon negative commitment.

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To uphold the dignity of each person we must examine the often-unseen issues of social and environmental injustice and become a champion for all marginalized populations.

Many of our communities have suffered through tragic extreme weather events such as dangerous heatwaves, wildfires and floods. As a result, our communities are in greater need of resources and planning to prepare for and respond to these recurring events. We coordinate with local organizations and officials to bolster on-the-ground efforts to strengthen a community’s capacity to serve its people. Learn more about how Providence is using data analytics to identify patients at risk.

We are committed through our investments to build up communities by addressing short-term needs such as food, water and health care as well as addressing long-term strategies to lessen the impact of future disasters caused by climate change.

Environmental Stewardship is rooted in the Providence Mission and core values. Watch our recorded event to learn more about how our mission guides us toward meeting our obligations to care for people and our planet.

Providence National Foundation: Environmental Stewardship

The Providence National Foundation named Environmental Stewardship as one of its key priorities, with a commitment to mitigate the impact of our operations to benefit the health our patients, caregivers and the planet.