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Community Power Building Requires a Leap of Faith

  Community Power Building Requires a Leap of Faith Guest Post: Jason Lacsamana, Director, Programs and Partnerships   Building community capacity is second nature for the St. Joseph Fund. While the work may not be evident to other funders or others in healthcare, it has been the core of our work for decades. Forty years

Health Equity and Strengthening Community Power

Eureka Coalition, Prevention Institute, Intersections Initiative (Watch Video) Health Equity and Strengthening Community Power For several years, there has been increased awareness of racial and health equity, prompting public health researchers, practitioners, and funders to acknowledge that merely addressing conditions is inadequate. In response, there is a call to prioritize tackling the structural

Rooted in Love: Intersections Initiative Empowering Communities

https://youtu.be/1V30qgEodvQ?si=wR2YOS0u1g78GGWh Rooted in Love: Intersections Initiative Aiming to understand and address the challenges faced by health systems in strengthening and empowering communities, the Prevention Institute (PI) and St. Joseph Fund (SJF) launched the Intersections Initiative (Intersections) in 2016. The joint effort assists hospitals and stakeholders in crafting community-based strategies to complement clinical coordination and

The Faith of St. Joseph

  The Faith of St. Joseph Guest Post: Gabriela Robles, Chief Executive “St. Joseph did not do extraordinary things, but rather by the constant practice of ordinary and common virtues, he attained that sanctity which elevates him above all the other saints.” - St. Giuseppe “Joseph” Marello, Bishop of Acqui (1889-1895) and founder of the

Centering Community Healing

Centering Community Healing Guest Post - Jason Lacsamana, Director, Programs and Partnerships Community healing isn't a trending industry buzzword. It's necessary work. The definition is fluid, but funders understand they can't keep making investments and designing strategies using the same methodologies. Communities continue to struggle, even as SJF shifted to a power-building focus. If we

Rooted In Love: Cultivate to Illuminate Initiative Partners

Rooted In Love: Cultivate to Illuminate Partners Systemic inequities such as racism breed harm, violence, and oppression that jeopardize generational wellness, health, and safety. While some intervention methods help individuals heal, at St. Joseph Fund (SJF), we recognize the need to fight the systemic inequities that cause generational oppression, poverty, and collective trauma. Through

Illuminating Our Partners’ Stories

  Illuminating Our Partners' Stories In a world often overshadowed by challenges and systemic oppression, there comes an opportunity for community healing to forge power-building. St. Joseph Fund (SJF) proudly announces the "Cultivate to Illuminate: Community Healing and Resilience Initiative" to foster sustainable community growth and renewal at the individual, organizational, and systems level.  

Using Multi-Cultural Education to Unite Communities

Using Multi-Cultural Education to Unite Communities Guest post: Jason Lacsamana, Director, Programs and Partnerships Across the educational landscape, histories of different communities are ignored and withheld because a vocal minority deems fact-based history as a threat. Proposed bans on multicultural education that acknowledge and teach our history are the real threat to our communities. Learning

In El Salvador, Sisters of Providence Bring Hope through Dignity

In El Salvador, Sisters of Providence Bring Hope through Dignity Guest Post: Gabriela Robles - Chief Executive, St. Joseph Fund and Interim, Chief Mission Integration Officer, South Division Providence St. Joseph Health I just got back from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to El Salvador. The purpose of the trip was to connect with the Sisters of Providence

Reflection, Change, and Hope

  Reflection, Change, and Hope, St. Joseph Fund Guest Post - Gabriela Robles, CEO and President As I reflect on the past year, the impact of our collective efforts becomes abundantly clear. Your resilience and determination is evident. Together, we've woven a narrative of hope, empathy, and dedication, rooted in love. We are shaping future

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