Community Involvement

Essentia Health’s mission is straightforward: We are called to make a healthy difference in people’s lives.

That’s why we do more than care for patients who come through our doors. We get involved in the communities we serve. We want to help all people—you, your friends, your family, your neighbors—live safe, healthy, and active lives.

Building Healthy Communities

Wherever you find Essentia Health, you’ll find people and programs dedicated to supporting local organizations, partnerships, and initiatives that:

  • Promote better health
  • Help lessen inequities in our communities
  • Improve access to health care
  • Strengthen relationships between patients and their families

Read our latest community engagement stories and see the local programs we're a part of.

Learn about how we use community health needs assessments to reveal what we can do to help improve the quality of life and medical care in your area.

Employee Volunteerism

Essentia encourages all staff to donate their time and talents in our communities. If you have opportunities to get our staff involved with your non-profit organization, please email [email protected].

Joining Local Movements

Count on Essentia to support local grassroots movements and health improvement programs, such as:

Supporting Athletes

Trust Essentia’s sports medicine experts to help all types of athletes stay safe and healthy. Look for us at community events like Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota. Or see how we care for student athletes in communities across our health system.

Event & Community Support

Each year, Essentia Health contributes thousands of dollars to local events and organizations that align with our mission and values. Learn about opportunities for:

Classes & Events

Explore our calendar to discover a wide range of classes and events near you, such as:

  • Healthy living classes
  • Support groups
  • Mindfulness and stress-reduction workshops
  • Pregnancy and parenting classes

Find the Resources You Need

Resourceful is a free online community resource guide to help you find free and reduced cost services in your area.

Just enter your zip code to find local housing assistance, food banks, transportation, and other resources.

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