Community Benefit

Content highlighting Providence initiatives to build healthy communities

  • Supplying Food Security in Rural Stevens County

    Supplying Food Security in Rural Stevens County

    Health care services are just part of what contributes to our overall health. A community network ensures people have easier access to healthy food.

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  • A refuge for the homeless in eastern Washington

    A refuge for the homeless in eastern Washington

    Hope House provides 36 emergency shelter beds each night to women experiencing homelessness no matter their situation or lifestyle.

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  • South Bay Coalition to End Homelessness

    South Bay Coalition to End Homelessness

    Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers in San Pedro and Torrance partnered with competing hospitals across the South Bay to coordinate care for patients who are homeless.

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  • 'A Coalition of the Willing': Revamping an Entire System of Care

    'A Coalition of the Willing': Revamping an Entire System of Care

    Orange County saw organizations working to address growing public health crises and banded together.

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  • Access to care for the High Desert's most vulnerable

    Access to care for the High Desert's most vulnerable

    In 2019, the eight clinics provided primary care to 10 percent more patients that the previous year.

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  • Community Advocacy Project for Students (CAPS) partnership between Texas Tech University and Covenant Health

    Community Advocacy Project for Students (CAPS) partnership between Texas Tech University and Covenant Health

    Community Advocacy Project for Students (CAPS) is a partnership between Texas Tech University and Covenant Health.

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  • Puget Sound ministries and partners purchase renewable energy

    Puget Sound ministries and partners purchase renewable energy

    Providence ministries and partners in Washington state have the opportunity to purchase renewable energy credits.

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  • Providence Portland Medical Center in Oregon cut greenhouse gas emissions by switching anesthetic agents

    Providence Portland Medical Center in Oregon cut greenhouse gas emissions by switching anesthetic agents

    Providence Portland Medical Center reduced costs by $130,000 per year and cut gas emissions.

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  • Reducing Food Waste in Santa Rosa

    Reducing Food Waste in Santa Rosa

    Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in California reduced food waste by partnering with Sonoma Food Runners.

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  • Health Care Leaders form Alliance to Address Climate Concerns in WA

    Health Care Leaders form Alliance to Address Climate Concerns in WA

    Providence is a founding member of the Washington Health Care Climate Alliance for climate change and policy.

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  • Montana St. Patrick Hospital - Green 4 Good

    Montana St. Patrick Hospital - Green 4 Good

    Providence is committed to efforts to address environmental stewardship at St. Patrick Hospital.

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  • Taking on the Stigma of Substance Use Disorder Protects Pregnant Women and Newborns

    Taking on the Stigma of Substance Use Disorder Protects Pregnant Women and Newborns

    In 2019, the screening program empowered 30 women to seek help through referrals.

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  • Building Resilience through Holistic Behavioral Health Programming

    Building Resilience through Holistic Behavioral Health Programming

    Healthy for Life aims to improve children’s health and wellness through physical activity and education.

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  • Serving The Poor and Vulnerable Through Community-Based Care Management

    Serving The Poor and Vulnerable Through Community-Based Care Management

    CARE Network added a specialized team to meet the needs of patients with mental health conditions.

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  • Housing Is Health: Partnering to Provide Safe, Secure and Permanent Housing

    Housing Is Health: Partnering to Provide Safe, Secure and Permanent Housing

    To better care for patients’ overall health, Providence clinics now screen for housing insecurity.

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  • Increasing Access: Partnering to Bring a Smile

    Increasing Access: Partnering to Bring a Smile

    Providence partnered with Neighborhood Health Center to pilot a new dental health program for underserved and at-risk patients.

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  • Behavioral Health Urgent Care Clinic Opens in Everett

    Behavioral Health Urgent Care Clinic Opens in Everett

    The adult Behavioral Health Urgent Care clinic welcomes adults who need urgent behavioral health intervention

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  • Removing Barriers to Health Through Legal Assistance

    Removing Barriers to Health Through Legal Assistance

    Health providers may prescribe an attorney to low-income patients.

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  • Homeless Man Learns to Manage Congestive Heart Failure Through Providence

    Homeless Man Learns to Manage Congestive Heart Failure Through Providence

    Using the principles of trauma-informed care, she spoke with him about what mattered most to him instead.

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  • Providence Medication Assistance Program Saves Patients Millions

    Providence Medication Assistance Program Saves Patients Millions

    For patients without insurance, MAP goes directly to manufactures to find free drug programs.

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