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

June
04,
2020
| 03:00 PM 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
May
31,
2020
| 03:19 AM America/Los_Angeles
Seeing the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, I immediately felt anger and sadness at this senseless and tragic act of inhumanity. These feelings deepened as I reflected on his death not just as a single incident,
February
20,
2020
| 02:38 PM America/Los_Angeles
WEHOville.com recently wrote about Cedars-Sinai being ranked in the top 50 U.S. hospitals for quality of care, putting the medical center among the top 1% in the nation providing a high quality of clinical care. The ranking was announced by
January
21,
2020
| 07:06 PM America/Los_Angeles
How can we best honor the legacy of the civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? “By making sure you hope against all hope. By exhausting the gifts that God has given each and every one of us, so that you die empty. And above all else, by
December
05,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Sitting down to a holiday season meal with friends and family can be fun, but it can also be a recipe for disaster if it serves up political opinions, invasive questions and family gossip. This time of year can be stressful, and the recent
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