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Community Involvement

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 $46,875,708 in community benefit in FY 2013. St. Jude Heritage Healthcare invested $5,372,556 in community benefit in FY 13. For more information, please call (714) 992-3996.

FY15-17 Community Benefit Plan and Reports

FY12-14 Community Benefit Plan and Reports

Healthy Communities Childhood Obesity Initiatives

  • North Orange County Healthy Weight Initiatives
  • Community Collaborations
  • Fullerton
  • Placentia
  • La Habra
  • Buena Park
  • Alliance for a Healthy OC

Health Services for the Underserved

  • Affiliation With St. Jude. Neighborhood Health Centers
  • Super Surgery Saturday
  • Community Care Navigation

Senior Services for Frail Elderly

  • Caring Neighbors
  • Care Navigation
  • Senior Transportation
  • Caregiver Resource Center