Providence recognizes we can’t improve community health alone. Our partnerships are critical to the community health work we are doing. We partner through sharing best practices, funding and service agreements. We unite with our partners to leverage our individual assets and build community solutions that are stronger than we could develop on our own.
Below are a few examples of how we partner with local organizations:
Addressing childhood hunger
Oregon is one of the nation’s most food-insecure states. Providence is supporting the work of Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon to increase access to healthy, nutritious foods for children. As a vital part of development, focus and success in school, our shared goal is to supply breakfast, after-school and summer food programs for hungry children through funding and mobilization of champions across the state.
Reaching out to our most vulnerable
Providence is partnering with Impact NW and Familias en Acción to implement Community Resource Desks at two clinics in our most vulnerable Multnomah County communities. The desk will connect patients and community members who need assistance accessing social services, such as rent or utility assistance, professional and language classes, or food aid, among others. Providence hopes to expand this program over the next two years.
True collaboration at work
The Columbia Gorge Health Council is a consortium of hospitals, social service providers and county health providers working in cooperation with PacificSource. Providence has been actively engaged in the council’s work since its inception. We recently supported the council by matching grant dollars to ensure adequate funding for collective health improvement programs.