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

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.  

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

Getting to the Heart of Civic Engagement

Getting to the Heart of Civic Engagement – The Value of Day-to-Day Interactions Guest Post - Jason Lacsamana, Director, Programs and Partnerships Have you considered getting involved and becoming more civically engaged? If so, when you think about what that means, do you think school boards, local government commissions, and elected positions at the city,

The Power of Our Partners’ Impact

The Power of Our Partners' Impact At the heart of the St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund's (Fund) mission is a deeply rooted belief in the power of community to transform distressed local conditions. This approach fosters grassroots engagement, allowing communities to identify, advocate for, and implement their agenda for change. Community power building is

Rooted In Love: Project Girl Mentoring

  Rooted In Love: Project Girl Mentoring   In the United States, women and girls of color are confronted with unprecedented disparities. Project Girl Mentoring not only recognizes these challenges but also acknowledges that low-income BIPOC individuals, including those from LGBTQIA+, immigrant, and refugee communities often endure additional hardships. This includes those who are neurodiverse,

The Heart of CBI – Our Communities’ Stories

The Heart of CBI - Our Communities' Stories   Stories are about heart. Recently, we gathered with representatives from different cohorts of our Community Building Initiative (CBI) to understand the impact of their stories.   As the grantmaking foundation of Providence, the St. Joseph Community Partnership Fund (Fund) endeavors to improve our communities' health and

Contar Su Historia/Telling Your Story: The Community Building Initiative

Contar Su Historia/Telling Your Story: The Community Building Initiative Guest Post: Gabriela Robles, CEO and President   I had the opportunity last week to welcome leaders from the Fund’s Community Building Initiative (CBI) to a two-day convening called “Contar Su Historia/Telling Your Story.” Our stories, our lived experiences, are an asset. They help inform and

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