Our Vision

Healthier people, healthier relationships, healthier communities, created together.


Providence Vision & Mission

We are guided first and foremost by the Providence Vision and Mission. PIHC does, however, have an expanded vision and values that are in alignment with our larger organization.

Providence Vision: Health for a Better World. 

Providence Mission: As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. 

Providence Core Values: Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence, Integrity.

However, the Institute does have a more specific vision, purpose, and values that are aligned with the larger Providence mission and vision.

PIHC Vision

Healthier people, healthier relationships, healthier communities, created together.

People who are able to access resources needed not just to survive but thrive. Relationships that honor and value the importance of our shared humanity. Communities that collectively work together to build and support well-being in the spaces where we live, work and play.

PIHC Purpose

Being healthy is about so much more than physical health—it’s about mental and emotional health, strong relationships, safe places to live, healthy food, connected communities and good jobs. Services that address these dimensions of well-being are often siloed and difficult to find, making it hard for people to work towards whole health.

We are the connectors.

We serve as a community hub — bridging the gap between traditional medical care and whole health. We make it easier for community members to find and use the resources they need to be healthy.

We do this by:

  1. Reaching out and listening to our community, letting them define what health and happiness really mean.
  2. Building relationships with local partners who are dedicated to protecting and improving the health of our diverse communities.
  3. Connecting people directly to trusted local resources so they can take action and improve their heath and well-being.

PIHC Values

Listening to the Community.

We believe that understanding the communities we serve is the key to success. We listen carefully to a community and never employ a one-size-fits-all approach.

Advocating for Big-Picture Health.

We believe that humans are complex and that health and well-being are multi-dimensional. We believe in creating innovative solutions that make it easier for communities to be healthy.

Educating and Empowering our Partners.

We believe in sharing collective resources with our partners, making it easier for them to do their jobs well.

Fostering Equity and Sustainability.

We believe in advocating for equitable access to ensure that all communities are seen, respected, treated with dignity, and have access to the resources they need to live a happy, healthy life.

Creating Lasting Relationships.

We are interconnected. We shape our communities, and our communities shape us. Ultimately, our health is about relationships. We believe that healthy communities begin with healthy relationships.

Our Programs

Our programs reflect our mission in the community. Learn more about our programs and how you can get involved.