Our Inspired Vision Depends on Inspired Community Partners
Health for a Better World starts with our commitment to understanding and serving the needs of the community, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. In 2018, driven by our Mission and together with our community-focused, innovative partners, Providence invested more than $617.3 million in community benefit throughout Washington State, including home and community care and our Swedish colleagues. Together, we are building communities that promote and transform health and well-being.
We believe health is a human right. This belief is the foundation of our efforts to support comprehensive access to health and social services addressing gaps in care for the most poor and vulnerable members in our communities. With each investment we make and partnership we develop, we find ways to best address and prioritize our region’s most challenging needs as identified through our community health needs assessment. The process includes a review of public health data and interviews with key stakeholders and otherwise under-represented populations. This past year, we focused on supporting community programs that addressed:
- Access to health care and services
- Mental health and substance use services
- Social determinants of health and well-being, including housing and food insecurity
Ultimately, we want to address the root causes of these conditions and identify community-based solutions that transform the health of our communities. We are working to increase the number of people who have access to health care, connect individuals with resources, and address core issues such as food and housing instability, social isolation, education and other factors that contribute to improved well-being.
We invite you to learn more about how we are working to meet community needs and help people live their healthiest lives.
We are grateful for the opportunity to serve, and look forward to continued partnerships as we seek to collectively achieve Health for a Better World.