Health for a better world is a calling for our caregivers to serve our communities every day, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. To best serve those in need, we take time to reflect on the past year, evaluate how the world has changed and plan for the future.
Our commitment is reflected in our community-focused partnerships because no one organization or entity alone can solve our most pressing challenges. In 2020, Providence (formerly St. Joseph Health), Northern California invested more than $65 million across the region, focusing on programs and partnerships that exemplify our core values of compassion, justice, excellence, dignity and integrity.
Community Health Needs Assessment
In the face of rapidly changing health care, our commitment to our Mission to care for everyone remains unchanged. This ministry greatly depends on partnering with others in the community who are equally committed to doing good and improving the health of all. Together with community partners we conduct community health assessments to understand what our community needs are. Then with our partners, we identify the greatest unmet needs among the people in the communities we serve. These include lack of access to affordable care; lack of access to mental health services; poverty and homelessness; and barriers to healthy behaviors and disease prevention.