Community Building

Health improvement advocacy

Community building activities seek to address the root causes of health problems, such as poverty, homelessness and environmental hazards. They include:


  • Physical improvements and housing
  • Economic development
  • Coalition building
  • Community support
  • Environmental improvements
  • Leadership development and leadership training for community members
  • Advocacy for community health improvement
  • Workforce development


In fiscal year 2017 Scripps invested $904,745 in community building activities. To learn more, view the 2018 Community Benefit Report. (PDF, 5.1 MB)

Community support

These programs include efforts to establish or enhance community support networks, such as:


  • Neighborhood watch groups
  • Child care cooperatives
  • Disaster readiness over and above licensure requirements

Creating influencers through the Enlisted Leadership Foundation

Enlisted Leadership Foundation is a San Diego-based non-profit group 501(c)3 dedicated to leadership development of Navy second class, first class and chief petty officers. Formed by a team of active duty and retired command/master chief petty officers, the organization develops current and future leaders through a philosophy of sharing and mentoring based on combined generations of growth and grooming. Scripps Health funded scholarships for 60 U.S. Navy petty officer first class sailors to attend The Foundry, a leadership course designed by senior enlisted Navy leaders with more than 150 combined years of service. The Foundry provides a unique opportunity to receive leadership training and insight from community leaders, as well as retired and active duty military leaders. The Navy first class petty officer is the most influential of all

enlisted paygrades with a unique opportunity to lead and inspire. 


Graduates of The Foundry continue with a renewed passion to influence others to achieve personal and professional success. Many of these highly impressive young men and women work in Navy medicine and are potential future Scripps employees.