In Our Community

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 fulfills this vital part of its mission by investing in programs and services dedicated to improving community health. This includes:

  • Health programs offered in local schools, homeless shelters and community centers to give underserved residents access to free health education, screenings and immunizations
  • Free and part-pay hospital care for the uninsured and those with limited means, and the unreimbursed cost of caring for Medi-Cal and Medicare patients, innovative research that leads to new treatments in cardiac care, cancer, digestive health, the neurosciences, women’s health and more—saving and improving lives not only locally but globally
  • Education that prepares future healthcare professionals to deliver quality care and helps alleviate a national workforce shortage

Cedars-Sinai works closely with schools, local government, senior centers, health and human service programs, and other agencies to better understand community needs, and to expand the capacity of other organizations to serve those who are most vulnerable, maximizing the long-term impact of joint efforts to improve lives.

Cedars-Sinai Community Events Calendar

Community Stories

October
29,
2019
| 10:18 PM America/Los_Angeles
WEHOville.com recently featured a story about the City of West Hollywood partnership with Cedars-Sinai, the Los Angeles LGBT Center and the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to support a culinary arts program for LGBT young people at risk of
October
22,
2019
| 03:05 PM America/Los_Angeles
With flu season underway, Cedars-Sinai offered free flu immunizations to adults and children at the annual Del Rey Day community fair in Glen Alla Park. "I'm a firm believer in the flu shot," said attendee Arshia Sajedi after
October
16,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
October may mean pumpkins and goblins to many, but to healthcare providers, October signifies the start of flu season. While the flu doesn't usually peak until December thru February, experts say now is the time to get a flu shot. "A flu
September
23,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
With more than a quarter of seniors in the U.S. falling each year, many risk breaking a brittle bone, according to the National Council on Aging, which today is marking Falls Prevention Awareness Day. And often, seniors don't realize why they
September
13,
2019
| 04:07 PM America/Los_Angeles
Beverly Press recently featured Cedars-Sinai’s Blood Donor Services and six Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) divisions who hosted competitive blood drives aimed at registering the most blood donors for the medical center.  This year,
September
05,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital marks its 50th anniversary and prepares to expand, the hospital is deepening its commitment to the surrounding community through grants to safety-net organizations that serve people experiencing homelessness