Social Responsibility: Building Healthier Communities

We support initiatives that combine our knowledge, experience and passion to improve health quality and outcomes in the communities where we live and work.

Our People

Through the employee United for Giving program, our people are volunteering and giving back to organizations across the globe.

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Collaboration powered by partnerships is vital to helping build healthier communities.

Optum San Diego Public Sector Staff in Action

Maple Canyon Clean-Up

The Optum San Diego Public Sector (OSDPS) Social Responsibility Committee adopted and sponsors the Maple Canyon Clean-Up three times a year. In conjunction with I Love a Clean San Diego, Optum staff and family members removed debris. A sign at the trailhead that includes the San Diego Access and Crisis Line phone number indicates that Optum has “adopted” Maple Canyon.

San Diego Youth Services

Containers of Clothes

The OSDPS staff delivered Holiday Drive donations benefiting San Diego Youth Services (SDYS). New toys, nonperishable food, and gift cards for groceries were collected in efforts to combat food insecurity in San Diego County. SDYS encourages those who are able to give the gift of food, warmth, and stability to help save a young person’s life. OSDPS is honored to work with various organizations to make positive differences in the San Diego community.

OSDPS staff also volunteered at the San Diego Youth Services Youth Emergency Shelter. They sorted and inventoried donated items, cleaned out closets, and performed some light housekeeping. The San Diego Youth Services Youth Emergency Shelter is the only emergency night shelter program and drop in center in San Diego for homeless, runaway, and “street” youth. It provides a safe home and services to help youth return to their families or find alternative housing. OSDPS is honored to work with various organizations to make positive differences in the community.

OSDPS staff volunteered on a third occasion to sort and inventory donated items. They cleaned out closets, and performed some light housekeeping. The San Diego Youth Services Youth Emergency Shelter is the only emergency night shelter program and drop in center in San Diego for homeless, runaway, and “street” youth. It provides a safe home and services to help youth return to their families or find alternative housing. OSDPS is honored to work with various organizations to make positive differences in the community.

Serving Food Cafeteria Style

Father Joe’s Villages

The OSDPS staff helped to prepare and serve lunch at Father Joe’s Villages. Father Joe’s Villages strives to prevent and end homelessness, one life at a time, through C.R.E.E.D.: compassion, respect, empathy, empowerment, and dignity. OSDPS is honored to work with various organizations to make positive differences in the community.

San Diego Food Bank

The OSDPS staff volunteered at the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Duties included cleaning, inspecting, sorting, packing, and labeling food products for distribution to individuals and families in need in communities throughout San Diego County. As the largest, local hunger-relief organization, the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank also advocates for the hungry and educates the public about hunger-related issues. OSDPS is honored to work with various organizations to make positive differences in the community.

Painted Rocks

Choncho’s Rocks of Hope

The OSDPS staff participated in Choncho’s Rocks of Hope, where they hand painted rocks in honor of Jose Montaño. Jose died of brain cancer at age 11. He used his “Make-a-Wish request” to build a school playground, and his foundation supplies healthy snacks and toys to children battling cancer in local hospitals. The rocks are included in the healthy snack bags so that the recipients know someone is thinking about them.

 

San Diego Alpha Project

The OSDPS staff organized a health drive for the San Diego Alpha Project, which is a non-profit organization serving over 4,000 homeless men, women, and children in our region. Blankets, socks, towels, and pillows, as well as hygiene products such as wipes, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and feminine products were collected and then delivered to
the San Diego Alpha Project office. San Diego Access and Crisis Line outreach materials were also included so that vital information is shared throughout our community.

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