Community Engagement Monthly Report: July 2023

Published on August 09, 2023


Partnership with Fargo's Great Plains Food Bank Recognized by American Hospital Association

A video featuring Essentia Health and Great Plains Food Bank in Fargo was selected to be featured on the American Hospital Association's (AHA) website during Community Health Improvement week in June.

Resourceful is a community resource guide to help our neighbors find free and reduced-cost services in categories such as food insecurity, transportation, financial needs, mental health, addiction & recovery and housing. Over 12,000 referrals have been sent to community based organizations since Resourceful launched 2 years ago!!

Kudos to our colleagues working hard every day to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve. Thank you for making a healthy difference!

Watch the Resourceful video selected by AHA!

See the video featured on AHA's website alongside eight other featured community health improvement projects across the USA.


Two girls in a hammock with the word resourceful


Team Building and Giving Back to the Community

Thank you to our Essentia Institute of Rural Health (EIRH)

colleagues who participated in the United Way Day of Caring by doing yard work and beautifying the property around First Witness Child Advocacy Center in Duluth.

Essentia Health’s Team Volunteerism program rewards Essentia Health employees’ participation in charitable events such as walks, runs, bicycle rides & community service projects that benefit non-profit organizations.

Essentia Health will make a contribution to eligible non-profit organizations based on the number of employees who participate!

EIRH colleagues selected the Bob Tavani House for Medical Respite in Duluth to receive their $250 contribution.

group standing in front of First Witness Child Advocacy Center


Essentia Health Volunteers in Action

Brainerd colleagues and volunteers served over 250 community members at a POP UP produce event hosted by Second Harvest at Central Lakes College in Baxter!
volunteers in front of a Second Harvest billboard


Essentia Health Employee Volunteers

Log your volunteer hours and learn more about the Together We Thrive employee volunteerism program!

Building Healthy Communities

Wherever you find Essentia Health, you’ll find people and programs dedicated to supporting local organizations, partnerships, and initiatives. Find out more on our Community Involvement page.

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