Some of the most important work we do here at Providence is our best kept secret. Our Community Health Investment team lives our enduring Mission of outreach to the poor and vulnerable every day by helping to provide housing, food, health care and other critical services in our under-served communities.
In the tradition of our founding sisters, Providence offers compassionate care to those most in need, bringing to life our heartfelt promise to everyone we touch: Know me, care for me, ease my way.
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From the High Desert through the Valley and down the coast from L.A. to Orange County, our CHI caregivers regularly assess local needs and find ways to meet those needs, often partnering with like-minded organizations and sharing resources and expertise. We have dozens of community investment programs across our Southern California Region, targeting those who struggle to get some basic services. Here are just a few:
In L.A. County, we partner with historically Black Charles Drew University to train community health workers with the goal of returning our program graduates to their communities armed with tools to help advance care. Our Orange County team addressed COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Latinx communities, encouraging vaccinations in some of our hardest hit neighborhoods. And in the High Desert, we are reaching out to address mental health concerns in local schools, work that is particularly important since the pandemic changed our lives.
Our annual engagement surveys show a significant majority of our caregivers say our Mission resonates with them, which is vital because the Sisters have entrusted each of us to continue their work.
Outreach in our communities is as important as what happens in our doctors’ offices and in our operating rooms. It fulfills our vision of health for a better world.
- Kevin Manemann, Chief Executive of Providence Southern California