Bowtie and Scarf Monday

Tie One On for the Cause

This Week's Cause: Dignity Health Foundation

Dignity Health Foundation is human kindness in action. Our work focuses on the people we need to reach the most – our youth and under-served communities that need help but often lack the voice and resources to ask for it. Your investment in human kindness matches Dignity Health resources to leverage the impact we have together.

The Foundation’s community focus is a natural outgrowth of Dignity Health’s deep commitment to the ideal that health care is a right that must be provided to all people on the basis of justice and inherent dignity. The Foundation’s mission mandates that we continually seek support for high-quality, affordable, compassionate health care services that meet each person’s physical, mental and emotional needs.

Contributions can be made in the office of the Vice President for Student Services (110).

What We Support

Brainbook - Dignity Health’s Brainbook program is the first and only program in the nation that takes an athlete-focused approach to concussion education and prevention. It provides the training and skills for coaches, parents, and student-athletes to recognize the signs of concussion and respond effectively.

Canine Kindness- Animals have the capacity to provide us with unconditional love. For patients facing difficult and long-term health challenges, this attention is invaluable. As part of our Canine Kindness program, Dignity Health currently supports more than 150 canine-handler teams at 28 locations across our hospital system.

Human Trafficking - We will train health care providers to identify and care for victims of human trafficking. These women, children, and men trafficked for sex or labor have been denied freedom through brutality and intimidation. They require urgent assistance to restore their health and rebuild their lives.

Postpartum Depression - Having a baby can be a joyous occasion; but for many women, it can be overwhelming. Postpartum Depression (PPD) is a serious medical condition that affects the health and wellbeing of hundreds-of-thousands of women and their children every year. Despite its prevalence, many new mothers with PPD don't seek treatment due to limited screening, social stigma, lack of available services, and limited understanding of the condition and its consequences.

Project T.E.A.M - Technology and Education for Asthma Management (T.E.A.M) enhances traditional asthma management strategies through the use of innovative mobile and online technologies, including a mobile inhaler application that helps asthma patients better control their chronic disease. In collaboration with Propeller Health, the project has already shown positive results for patients at Dignity Health’s pilot site at Woodland Clinic near Sacramento.

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