In the mid-1600s, a small group of women went into their neighborhood to build relationships with the community, learn about the people's needs, and, together with their neighbors, find solutions through direct community action. These pioneers were the Sisters of St. Joseph—founders and leaders who guide St. Joseph Health and its ministries. Nearly 400 years later, that passion and tradition continues through our through our Community Benefit Program.
Each year, St. Jude Medical Center invests time and resources into local communities to increase access to healthcare for vulnerable populations and provide local residents with the support they need to make their neighborhoods healthier and safer.
Through the development and implementation of the key strategic elements of Community Health, Healthy Communities and Advocacy, we work to generate positive health outcomes, foster relationships and cooperation, and empower individuals to care for themselves and others.
St. Jude Medical Center invested $46,715,471 in community benefit in FY 2012, a 7.8% increase from FY 2011 ($43,316,529). St. Jude Heritage Healthcare invested $4,529,554 in community benefit in FY 12, a 112% increase from FY 2011 ($2,137,014). For more information call (714) 992-3000, ext. 3862.
Community Benefit Report, FY 2012 (PDF)
2012 Community Health Needs Assessment (PDF)
FY 2012 – FY 2014 Community Benefit Plan and Implementation Strategy (PDF)
Healthy Communities Childhood Obesity Initiatives
- Healthy for Life Program
- Vida Sana Program
- Fullerton Healthy Neighborhood Initiative
- Richman Childhood Obesity Initiative
Health Services for the Underserved
- Neighborhood Health Center
- Mobile Family Health Clinic
- Children's Dental Center
- Access to Care Initiative
- Super Surgery Saturday
Senior Services for Frail Elderly
- Caring Neighbors
- Care Navigation
- Senior Transportation
- Caregiver Resource Center