Jefferson University Hospitals

In The Community

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals offer trusted, compassionate care to our community – from Center City to the suburbs. We are committed to improving the lives of the people we interact within our hospitals, clinics and in our neighborhoods. 

Our work extends beyond the bedside. Jefferson Health's Center for Urban Health seeks to improve the health and well-being of young and older Philadelphia residents through prevention and wellness programs, health education seminars and screenings, assessments that measure barriers to health, partnerships within the community through Project H.O.M.E., the ARCHES Project, and JeffPEERS. 

Explore our community programs to learn how we are making a difference in your neighborhood!


ARCHES focuses on six themes: Access and advocacy; Research, evaluation and outcomes measurement; Community partnerships and outreach; Health education, screening and prevention programs; Education health professions students and providers; and Service delivery systems innovation.

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The Jefferson Center for Urban Health is designed to improve the health and well-being of young and older Philadelphia citizens.


Jefferson's Community Health Needs Assessment is a disciplined approach to collecting, analyzing and using data, including community input, to identify barriers to the health and well-being of residents and communities.


This program is comprised of a variety of events dedicated to improving the quality of life in our community through prevention and wellness programs, educational resources, health education seminars and health screenings.


WXPN's Musicians On Call is a free community-outreach program designed to deliver the healing power of music to patients' bedsides.


Project H.O.M.E. was founded in 1988 with the mission to empower adults, children and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty and to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty.


JeffPEERS (People, Empowered, Educated, and Ready to Support) is a chronic disease self-management program designed to help adults better manage chronic medical conditions.


Do you need food, medical care, housing, transportation or other services? Check out our searchable database – the Jefferson Health Community Resource – for services close to you.