Community Benefit

We believe in supporting healthy living in ways that extend far beyond the walls of our hospital.  That's the reason why we have invested $35 million per year in charity care and community benefits.  Truly good health results from education, nutrition, and people working together to invest in their communities.  There are so many ways that we can support our patients once they return home, through mental health resources, home visits, educational classes, nutrition seminars, and after school programs.  Funded primarily through philanthropic support, our comprehensive array of outreach services empower children and families to take charge of their health and the health of their communities. Our programs include the following:

Heart H.E.L.P.

Heart H.E.L.P. involves five weekly two-hour workshops for adults at risk of suffering from cardiovascular diseases, such as hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, myocardial infarction, stroke, or congestive heart failure. Participants will learn about reducing risk factors for heart disease, nutrition, exercise, and weight management. 

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions involves six weeks of two-hour workshops for adults suffering from any chronic conditions such as: asthma, COPD, arthritis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, etc. Participants will learn about improving their quality of life, lifestyle changes, medications, communication skills, and overcoming emotions such as depression, anger, frustration, and tiredness.

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Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP)

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program involves six weeks of two-hour workshops for people with pre-diabetes, diabetes, and relatives and caregivers. Participants will gain a better understanding of diabetes self-care. Topics covered during class include improving and maintaining quality of life, preventing complications and disabilities, increasing physical activity, and improving relationships. 

H.E.L.P. (Healthy Eating Lifestyle Program)

H.E.L.P. is a free program that provides educational workshops for overweight/obese children ages 5-12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

  • Classes meet for 6 weeks, 2 hours a week
  • Learn about nutrition, exercise, and fitness fundamentals

Let's Talk Health

One time, one hour presentations

Stress Management, Cancer, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Health, Depression and Asthma.

Free Health Screenings

A1c, fasting cholesterol/glucose, BMI, and blood pressure

For more information or to register:

Contact Barbara Gonzalez, Community Health Manager at 213-742-5553 or Barbara.Gonzalez@DignityHealth.org.