Focus Areas

When Providence Health & Services and St. Joseph Health came together in 2016 to form Providence St. Joseph Health, the newly formed health system promised to transform the way care is delivered and to address the greatest health needs in its communities. To deliver on this commitment, Providence St. Joseph Health made a $100 million investment, plus an additional $30 million to be invested in California from 2017 to 2019, as an endowment to create the Institute for Mental Health and Wellness, later renamed Well Being Trust, an independent 501(c)(3) organization.

During our first five years, the Well Being Trust team worked diligently to advance the mental, social and spiritual health of the nation. The efforts to shape vital public policy changes, community and organizational practice changes, and bring new philanthropic investment to fill gaps, will have a lasting impact on the nation.  

As we look to the future, we’re building on a solid foundation and we’re focusing our efforts on improving the mental health and well-being of communities within the Providence footprint and communities nationwide while continuing to advance our work with like-minded partners.  

Learn more about our Focus Areas: Our People, Our Patients, and Our Communities.

Our People

Supporting Providence 120,000-plus caregivers by promoting mental health and wellness and expanding access.

Our Patients

Expanding timely access and improving quality care.

Our Communities

Improving mental health and resilience in our communities and nationally, with a special focus on youth.