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.

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Community Stories

September
09,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As her concerns deepened about the health threat to her fellow nurses and other frontline workers in Southern California amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Cedars-Sinai nurse Tracy Lazaro, MSN, RN, realized she had to take action. That sparked what has
September
03,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai is supporting the Los Angeles Unified School District through a planning grant to guide the development of a COVID-19 testing and contact-tracing program in preparation for the eventual return of students and staff to in-class
September
02,
2020
| 06:10 AM America/Los_Angeles
For the second consecutive year, Cedars-Sinai achieved a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2020 Health Care Equality Index. The top score means Cedars-Sinai has earned the designation as a Leader in LGBTQ Health Care
July
27,
2020
| 06:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
When the COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmed nursing homes across the nation, Cedars-Sinai nurse practitioner Alexandra Eskin, MSN, worried about the staff members she sees every day at eight skilled nursing facilities near the medical
July
06,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
How does a religious congregation, which by definition brings groups of people close together in prayer and communion, navigate this tricky pandemic? Cedars-Sinai chaplains have some of the answers. With expertise as healthcare insiders, they
June
04,
2020
| 06:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
As Americans from coast to coast protest the unequal treatment that many people of color experience daily, Cedars-Sinai leaders are developing and directing programs aimed at erasing healthcare disparities. Since 2013, Cedars-Sinai has instituted