Community Benefit Reports
At Dignity Health, a key part of our mission is supporting the health of our communities in meaningful, measurable ways. It is also part of our mandate as a non-profit healthcare provider under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Each year, Northridge Hospital participates in the Dignity Health Community Grant Program, which focuses on supporting nonprofit community organizations whose mission is to provide access to healthcare services for underserved populations. This year we were proud to award six grants - totaling $185,835. For the last 13 years of the Community Grants Program, we are proud to say that we have awarded more than $1.65 million in community grants to 84 non-profit groups.
Center for Assault Treatment Services (CATS)
Northridge Hospital’s CATS program treats more than 1,000 children and adults for sexual abuse and assault as well as domestic violence each year. It is the only 24/7 program serving the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys and surrounding cities.
Center for Healthier Communities
Since 1997, the Center for Healthier Communities has provided innovative solutions to the community’s unmet health needs through the Center for Assault Treatment Services and the School Wellness Initiative. For more information call 818.718.5922.
Northridge Family Medicine Center
The Northridge Family Medicine Center’s team of physicians is on staff at Northridge Hospital and also offers teaching and leadership to residents in the Northridge Family Medicine Residency Program. The physicians and friendly staff serve all ages—from newborn to the elderly—and are committed to caring for underserved populations.
School Wellness Initiative Trims Down Childhood Obesity Rates
The School Wellness Initiative serves 34 LA Unified School District Educational Service Center North schools in low-income, high-need areas and provides outreach to more than 30,000 students. The Initiative encourages students, parents and teachers to adopt healthy exercise and eating habits through programs and collaborations with community based organizations.