Sutter’s mission extends beyond the walls of our care facilities. We put our mission into action by investing in community-based services, mobile clinics, transportation services, prevention and wellness programs and much more.
African-American Community Health Advisory Committee
A community partnership with Mills-Peninsula Health Services, the African-American Community Health Advisory Committee raises awareness of the major health concerns and issues affecting African-Americans, and actively promotes a more healthful lifestyle. Learn more about the African-American Community Health Advisory Committee.
Asian Health Services | Oakland
Asian Health Services provides access to care for the uninsured and underinsured in the Asian Community, specifically Chinatown in Oakland, CA. Alta Bates Summit Medical Center has supported their relationship with Asian Health Services with cash and in-kind resources for over 25 years. Learn about the Asian Health Services program.
Bayview Child Health Center | San Francisco
A comprehensive, community-based child and adolescent health care center, the Bayview Child Health Center provides high-quality pediatric primary care and serves as a hub for access to community resources. Learn more about the Bayview Child Health Center.
ED Navigator Program | Greater Sacramento
The Emergency Department Navigators are employees of WellSpace, a Federally Qualified Health Clinic. These individuals help interested patients find primary care physicians, "medical homes" and other services that provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time.
Ethnic Health Institute | Berkeley/Oakland
The Ethnic Health Institute, a community service of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, coordinates health education, research, health provider training, and community outreach and awareness for the entire community—with a special focus on underserved and minority populations. Learn more about the Ethnic Health Institute.
Food Banks | Northern California
One of every six people in the United States goes hungry. To help fight hunger throughout Northern California Sutter Health routinely donates to local food banks. Learn more about our Food Bank donations.
Healthcare Workforce Development | Santa Rosa
This consortium of more than 20 health care providers and educators throughout Sonoma County, including Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital, encourages high school students of diverse backgrounds to pursue careers in health care. Through job shadowing, mentoring, financial aid and college application assistance and other services, the unique program works to develop a more culturally competent workforce.
HealthFirst | San Francisco
A center for prevention and education, HealthFirst works to improve the health of uninsured and underinsured residents of San Francisco with chronic illnesses, such as asthma or diabetes. Offered through the St. Luke’s campus of California Pacific Medical Center, the HealthFirst team offers preventive care for high-risk patients by collaborating with these patients in the self-management of their chronic conditions. Learn more about the St. Luke's HealthFirst.
Health Services Agency | Central Valley
Memorial Medical Center has provided monetary donations for the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency, a primary care safety net clinic, in support of its mental health program. The agency improves access to mental health resources and reduces emergency department visits and admissions.
Interim Care Program | Sacramento
In partnership with WellSpace Health, the Salvation Army, local health care systems and the County of Sacramento, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento provides the Interim Care Program, a temporary respite program for homeless clients who are discharged from one of the participating hospitals. Learn more about the Interim Care Program.
MedShare | Northern California
Since 2008, Sutter Health has donated nearly 250,000 lbs of medical equipment and supplies to communities in need—locally and worldwide. A partnership with MedShare, our donations equal about 25, 40-foot ocean-going cargo containers.
North East Medical Services | San Francisco
Through our partnership with this community resource, we help ensure that more than 16,000 underserved San Franciscans receive access to personalized health care.
Operation Access | Bay Area
Across the greater Bay Area, multiple Sutter Health affiliates partner with Operation Access to donate outpatient surgical and specialty care for the uninsured and underserved in our communities.
Samaritan House improves access to primary and specialty care by providing screenings, radiology and labs to the uninsured and underinsured. Learn more about the Samaritan House.
Santa Rosa Community Health Center - Vista Clinic | Santa Rosa
To help needy families access primary medical care and to nurture the next generation of physicians in Sonoma County, Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital supports the Santa Rosa Community Center's Residency Program. At Vista Clinic, family medicine doctors care for patients and receive outpatient training. More than half of all family medicine physicians practicing in Sonoma County have graduated from the residency program. Learn more about the Santa Rosa Community Health Center.
Serial Inebriate Program | Sacramento
In partnership with the City of Sacramento, Sacramento County, The Sacramento District Attorney’s Office, The Sacramento Police Department, Volunteers of America, The Downtown Sacramento Partnership and Sacramento Self Help Housing, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento helps provide homeless people with chronic substance abuse problems with care, counseling and additional resources to better their lives. Learn more about the Serial Inebriate Program.
T3 (Triage, Transport and Treatment) Program | Sacramento and Sierra Foothills
The T3 (Triage, Transport and Treatment) program provides services to patients who seek emergency department care for needs that are best addressed through preventative measures and by primary care providers. Moving these patients from the emergency department improves the patients’ health by providing them with the appropriate care in the right setting while reducing the wait time in the emergency departments. Learn more about the T3 Program.
Tracy Family Practices (CMC) | Tracy
Sutter Tracy Hospital helped develop and funds the Tracy Family Practice for the uninsured to improve health and reduce financial burden of local residents, reduce readmissions and overall inpatient length of stay to reduce emergency department impact. The Tracy Family Practice works with the Sutter Tracy Hospital pharmacy doing case management of chronic diseases for those who are uninsured.
Women’s Center – Youth & Family Services | Tracy
The Women’s Center – Youth & Family Services located in Tracy, and supported by Sutter Tracy Community Hospital and Tracy Hospital Foundation provides support, counseling and shelter services for women and children who have experienced domestic violence and sexual assault.
Youth Bridge Program | Berkeley/Oakland
A comprehensive, year-round youth development program, the Youth Bridge Career and Internship Program at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center assists East Bay high school students by encouraging them to complete their schooling and to pursue higher academic and/or vocational goals. Learn more about the Youth Bridge Program.