Caring for the Community

Providence Health & Services Alaska

Caring for the community means addressing health both inside and outside the walls of Providence.
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Health for a Better World

Health doesn't just happen when we visit a doctor's office or need care as a patient in a hospital. Our health is integrated into each of our lives as go about the day in our communities. Providence consistently evaluates the health needs of the communities we serve searching for needs that exist and opportunities for creating health for a better world. As you can imagine, no one person or organization can do all that alone. Collaboration is key.

As a donor, we know you are looking for ways to invest in these collaborative solutions with the confidence that you are investing for specific outcomes beyond specific organizations that serve specific causes. It's the big stuff such as statewide coordination of care during a global pandemic, addressing health and homelessness, strengthening the complete continuum of care, or focusing on better access to heath care, your philanthropy investment with Providence leverages our community power together to make the greatest impact possible.

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Our Impact

Thanks to generous donors, we are closer to creating health for a better Alaska.

Caring for the Vulnerable

569 ice cleats provided to those experiencing homelessness as safety on the streets in our northern climate is top priority.  

Providing Critical Needs

During 2020, the foundation's Patient Assistance program provided critically needed items or bridge funding to alternate resources for 2,913 patients, allowing them to discharge home sooner and safer.  

Responsive Care

68,645 tests provided at the very first COVID-19 drive thru in Anchorage.

Our Philanthropic Needs

  • Mission in Community

    Your gift to Mission in Community partners your philanthropy with Providence's Community Health Needs Assessment program, providing collaborative community solutions to create health for a better Alaska.
  • Patient Assistance

    Your gift to the Patient Assistance program ensures patients, no matter their life circumstances, are able to make a smooth transition from care to home.
  • Area of Greatest Need

    Your gift to Area of Greatest Need will be overseen by the Providence Alaska Foundation board and used for strategic projects in service of the Providence mission of steadfast care to the poor and vulnerable.


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