At OhioHealth, we strive to improve not only individual health, but community health. We partner with a diverse portfolio of community organizations to understand the needs of our community. Through this partnership, and combined with our healthcare expertise, OhioHealth strives to meet those needs in an effective, efficient way.
Team OhioHealth is comprised of OhioHealth associates who volunteer their time with partner organizations at OhioHealth-sponsored events, such as walks, community events, food drives, and other events to promote community health. OhioHealth identifies Team OhioHealth activities throughout the year to promote to our associates as an opportunity to give back, including:
- Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio Memory Walk
- American Heart Association Start! Central Ohio Heart Walk
- Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run
- March of Dimes March for Babies
- Mid-Ohio Foodbank Operation Feed
- National Multiple Sclerosis Society MS Walk
- Susan G. Komen Foundation Komen Columbus Race for the Cure
- United Way Community Care Day
OhioHealth associates are making a difference in the lives of central Ohio children through Project Mentor. A collaborative effort of Columbus City Schools and Big Brothers Big Sisters, Project Mentor's mission is to empower Columbus City School students through strong mentoring relationships. Through these relationships, students demonstrate improvement in academics and developmental assets. OhioHealth associates mentor students at five Columbus City Schools.
OhioHealth partners with the Learning for Life Exploring (a program of the Simon Kenton Council Boy Scouts of America) and serves as a Post to provide a hands-on learning experience for high school students interested in healthcare careers. Students in their junior or senior years of high school who are selected to be an OhioHealth Medical Explorer are able to meet health care professionals, tour our healthcare facilities and learn first-hand about the various options for careers in healthcare.
YWCA Family Center
In 2008, The YWCA Family Center served more than 650 Columbus families, including 1,200 children. Recognized by the National Community Development Association as a national model for emergency shelters, The Family Center is one of only four centers in the U.S. to offer such a high quality of support to families experiencing housing crisis. OhioHealth provides support and volunteers to serve meals at The Family Center.
For more information about our associate community involvement, contact OhioHealth Community Partnerships at (614) 544-4330.