Community Service Missions

  • Outreach: Improve the quality of life for those in our local, regional, national, and global communities through service and volunteerism.
  • Education: Provide cutting edge information to the community about health and medical issues. We strive to promote safety, healthy habits, general well-being, and preventive medicine in conjunction with our community partners.
  • Partnership: Join with members of our local community to make central Pennsylvania a healthier and better place to live.

As teachers, care-givers, and researchers, service defines us. It is more than a commitment we make to our community - it is part of our nature.

Our community service activities take many forms and involve thousands of Penn State Health employees, Central Pennsylvania citizens, and partners across the globe. We provide tens of millions of dollars annually in charity work and state-of-the-art compassionate care to individuals without insurance or on Medicaid.

A few of our community efforts and initiatives are listed below – follow the links to learn more about them:

50 Shades of Pink

Kathy and her husband celebrating at her 50 shades of pink party.On January 30, 2016, Kathy celebrated a milestone birthday just one year after receiving a scary diagnosis of breast cancer. From the day of her diagnosis, Kathy and her family were determined to fight, and by the time her birthday arrived, they had much to celebrate. Read more about the inspiring way in which Kathy used her experience to benefit others battling breast cancer.