About the Sisters Health Foundation

Guided by its vision of “healthy people in healthy communities,” the Sisters Health Foundation supports efforts that promote and address healthy eating, active living; thriving neighborhoods; and mental health and addiction in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Established in 1996, the Sisters Health Foundation continues and expands the health ministry of the Congregation of St. Joseph.


Our vision is healthy people in healthy communities. The vision embraces a broad view of health that includes spiritual, emotional, physical, social, and economic well-being, with special concern for people who are poor or otherwise underserved.


Our mission is to promote healthy and sustainable communities by providing resources, strengthening collaborative relationships, and supporting initiatives that impact people in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Through this mission, the Sisters Health Foundation seeks to enhance the rich gifts already found in local communities.

Values and Congregation of St. Joseph (CSJ) Mission Network

The Sisters Health Foundation is a founding member of the Congregation of St. Joseph Mission Network. As members of this Mission Network, we join the Congregation in carrying forth the core CSJ vision described in the Generous Promises and in Our Sacred Work. Members of the CSJ Mission Network are vibrant expressions of the mission of unity. Always moving toward excellence, we serve the dear neighbor in the manner of Jesus, manifesting God’s active, inclusive, and unifying love through hospitality, generosity, service, and zeal.

Rooted in this common mission, we therefore:

  • Exercise our personal and collective leadership to bring about a more just and peaceful world.
  • Collaborate with others to change societal systems that cause injustice, oppression, and poverty.
  • Take steps to strengthen, heal, and renew Earth.
  • Work toward transforming the culture of power, privilege, and violence to a culture that is inclusive, embraces diversity, and welcomes the gifts of all.

CSJ Mission Network Vision – We use our influence and actions to impact positive change, improve lives, and transform systems and culture for the common good.

CSJ Mission Network Mission – We are a dynamic union of diverse members with shared values and a common commitment to the CSJ mission of uniting all neighbors with God, one another, and all creation.