Many Hands, One Mission
At Presence Health, it takes all of us, and each of our diverse gifts, to fulfill the promise that is our mission: to build communities of healing and hope by compassionately responding to human need in the spirit of Jesus Christ. Each member of the Presence family is an integral piece to the puzzle-- our "many hands" join together to ensure our "one mission" comes alive in the communities we are privileged to serve.
Why We Value Advocacy
Advocacy is deeply rooted in our Catholic identity. Like Jesus, we are called to be a voice for the voiceless, to attend to the poor and the vulnerable in our communities and to work for economic, political and social conditions that support all individuals. This advocacy role is as integral to our mission as our healthcare services.
To truly "live our mission" we must speak out on public policy issues that impact the communities we serve. Ensuring adequate funding for Medicare and Medicaid, health education, long-term care, and many other important community health efforts, as well as advocating on behalf of the growing number of uninsured in our country, continue to be a major focus for our advocacy efforts. We work hard to develop relationships with our lawmakers to ensure they not only understand the enormous importance of these programs and issues for their communities, but also to support them in the policy-making process.
Presence Health's commitment to advocacy requires us to be active at the local, state and national level where health care policy decisions are made. Our various legislative bodies continually make decisions that impact health care coverage, financing and delivery in our communities. Our elected representatives may not know the impact of their decisions on the people we serve unless we tell them.