Social Responsibility

Addressing root causes of health and economic inequities

The Providence family of organizations’ social responsibility framework aims to deploy assets to support community health improvement, strengthen local economies and reduce our carbon footprint at scale. The goal of this approach is to address root causes of health and economic inequities in community conditions that lead to poor health.

Healthcare Anchor  

Providence is a proud founding member of the Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN), a national organization of health systems committed to using their local economic power to benefit the health and well-being of communities. Members of HAN share solutions and innovations ensuring equity and sustainability are at the center of hiring, purchasing and investment decisions.

Socially Conscious Investing

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Along with like-minded organizations, the Providence family of organizations catalyzes social change through investor advocacy, proxy voting and socially responsible portfolio screens. By encouraging fair and transparent corporate policies and practices that promote the dignity of persons, Health for a Better World and care for Earth. By designating a portion of our investable reserves to impact investing, we aim to expand capacity and access to essential social services of our partners.

Supplier Diversity

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Over the next five years we are committed to invest hundreds of millions in our local communities through increased purchasing and contracting with minority- and women-owned businesses. We are also committed to working with existing vendors to encourage hiring pipelines from underrepresented communities. Learn more about our supplier diversity program.


Addressing root causes of health and economic disparities in the communities we serve takes ongoing advocacy efforts with elected and public officials at the local, state and federal levels. The Providence family of organizations is an enduring advocate for critical health and social programs. Learn more about our advocacy agenda.

Environmental Stewardship & Environmental Justice

The escalating global climate crisis is harming human health and wellbeing, especially for people of color and disinvested communities. The Providence family of organizations strives to seek innovative ways to mitigate the effects of climate change and create Health for a Better World. Learn more about our carbon negative commitment here.