Our Commitment to the Community
Here are just some of the programs in which St. Joseph Health and its entities' involvement showcase our commitment to improve the health in the communities we serve:
CARE Network provides the full spectrum of support for patients who, for one reason or another, don’t have access to the financial, educational, emotional or other resources they need to care for themselves.
Children’s Dental Clinics
Lubbock, TX / Artesia, NM
The Children's Dental Clinics have provided comprehensive dental care in a “kid-friendly” atmosphere to children whose families are without dental insurance and struggle to meet basic needs. The clinics serve school age children up to the age of 18 with a comprehensive range of preventative and restorative dental services.
Sonoma, Healdsburg and St. Helena, CA
Poder Popular is a program which helps build leadership among farm workers and their families in Sonoma, Healdsburg and St. Helena. In FY08, the groups began their local advocacy efforts addressing the areas of discrimination, housing and education services.
Mentoring Moms Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente, CA
New mothers living in these areas were identified as being at high risk for post-partum depression during Mission Hospital’s most recent needs assessment. This program matches new moms with mentors who can help them from personal experience. Approximately 90% of the new moms served have expressed feeling supported, understood and able to take on their new role with the help of the mentor.
St. Joseph Hospital of Orange El Club de Salud
Orange County, CA
El Club de Salud reaches out to clinic patients who have chronic disease and have a willingness to learn how to better manage their disease. The program educates patients on how to prevent and manage chronic illness and also helps them achieve improved health through long-term behavioral changes in nutrition, exercise and other factors critical to successful disease management
100% Health Insurance Campaign
High Desert Region, CA
St. Mary Medical Center has played a leading role in San Bernardino County and the High Desert to organize community entities on the problem of uninsured children. Greater networking and communication has improved the county’s Children’s Health Initiative (CHI) to attract donors to support its efforts of insuring all children.