Health improvement advocacy
These activities seek to address the root causes of health problems, such as poverty, homelessness and environmental hazards. They include:
- Economic development
- Coalition building
In fiscal year 2011, Scripps invested $871,113 in community building activities.
These programs include efforts to establish or enhance community support networks, such as:
- Neighborhood watch groups
- Child care cooperatives
Activities include both community-based initiatives and facility-based initiatives.
The City Heights Wellness Center in central San Diego works to prevent disease and promote health, strengthen community partnerships and provide opportunities to residents to become self empowered through managing their own health.
The center provides community meetings focused on access to health care services, creating a safer community environment and community-wide communication and community-building strategies.
City Heights Wellness Center is operated jointly by Scripps Mercy Hospital and Children’s Hospital.
For more information
To learn more, view the 2012 Community Benefit Plan and Report (PDF, 10.9 MB)