For more than a century, Cedars-Sinai has served vulnerable communities across Los Angeles. This commitment to community service is one of Cedars-Sinai's defining qualities as a leading nonprofit academic health system.
Cedars-Sinai is committed to being a valued participant in the community at large. Good citizenship includes a conservation project that led to a savings of about 29 million gallons of water a year, contributing 29% to the water-use-reduction goal for the entire city of Los Angeles.
More than 500 Cedars-Sinai staff members have been trained by an expert team to recognize and report evidence that a patient may be the victim of human trafficking or forced labor and what they can do to help.
After their children participated in Share & Care's weekly school-based art-therapy sessions, 71% of parents said they saw improvement in their child's self-esteem.
Cedars-Sinai fulfills its vital mission of community service by investing in programs and services dedicated to improving community health, working closely with schools, local government, senior centers, health and human service programs, and other agencies to better meet community needs, and to expand the capacity of other organizations to serve those who are most vulnerable, maximizing the impact of joint efforts to improve lives.
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Community health programs offered in local schools, senior centers and community centers to give underserved residents access to free health education, screenings and immunizations.
Grantmaking engages in strategic, high-impact philanthropy that is closely aligned with the community's needs and strengthens the health safety net for Los Angeles' most vulnerable residents.
Health education that prepares kids, parents and caregivers how to care for their individual health and the health of the community.
Community programs deliver vital health services to the most vulnerable in the surrounding Los Angeles community. The need is enormous, so we always seek to leverage our world-class expertise in prevention, patient care and education to make the greatest impact for the most people.
The wide-ranging efforts from Cedars-Sinai to improve the community's health reflect a great deal of study and planning to determine how we can most effectively translate our commitment into action that will ensure a healthier future for those in greatest need.