Investing in the health of our community

Individuals live their best and most effective lives when they live in healthy communities. HonorHealth is working to advance the health and well-being of our community by improving mental well-being, preventing avoidable diseases and addressing the needs of its most vulnerable members.

At HonorHealth, we think it's important to understand which diseases and other issues are affecting our community and impacting their ability to live a healthy life. We do this by conducting a data-driven Community Health Needs Assessment every three years.

How we fulfill our ongoing mission

Support behavioral health

Mental well-being is central to overall health. It allows community members to live productive lives, cope with everyday stress and thrive in their family and community roles. HonorHealth Medical Group has behavioral health specialists available at each of our primary care locations.

HonorHealth and Universal Health Services, Inc. have partnered to address the growing need for accessible, high-quality advanced behavioral health services in Phoenix, Scottsdale and surrounding communities. The Via Linda Behavioral Hospital opened in 2022 and provides a full continuum of inpatient services. It operates 24/7 and serves adolescents, adults and older adults.

Via Linda Behavioral Hospital (exterior) - HonorHealth behavioral health

Provide greater access to care

HonorHealth partners with Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) to provide health services, including dental care, regardless of one’s ability to pay. NOAH offers community program enrollment and other assistance services.

Through our relationship with Circle the City, a community-based organization providing healthcare for individuals experiencing homelessness, HonorHealth connects patients with respite and follow-up care. Circle the City supplies mobile medical units and street outreach to deliver illness and injury treatment, chronic disease management, flu shots and behavioral care resources in the neighborhoods we serve.

Regularly visiting with your healthcare provider is central to maintaining health and identifying potential disease. By accessing MyChart, community members may schedule appointments, ask a question of their physician and review lab results with 24/7 availability, privacy and ease. My Chart is also available in Spanish.

Providing greater access to care - HonorHealth is investing in the health of our community

Invest in access to food and social services

HonorHealth Desert Mission provides social services to the most vulnerable in our community, including children and seniors. Desert Mission Food Bank bridges the nutrition gaps that may negatively impact health.

Train new healthcare professionals, military and first responders

HonorHealth hires locally, developing our community’s workforce and supporting local ecosystems that create economic prosperity. Academic Affairs trains physicians in medical residency programs and fellowships. Our Center for Clinical Excellence provides career development, scholarship opportunities and training for nurses and allied health professionals.

HonorHealth’s Military Partnership program provides military and law enforcement personnel with specialized training in critical care through a dedicated simulation lab and access to Level 1 trauma centers.


Health equity at HonorHealth

Partner with local government and community-based advocates

Through HonorHealth’s relationship with Maricopa and Yavapai counties, the Forensic Nurse Examiner program provides specialized care and support for survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Members of this interdisciplinary partnership include Child and Adult Protective Services, regional law enforcement agencies, victim advocates and crisis intervention specialists.

Forensic Nurse Examiner Program at HonorHealth

Helping our communities live better. Longer.

HonorHealth is steadfast in our commitment to go beyond the traditional expectations of a healthcare system. We are proud to be the presenting sponsor of Blue Zones Project Scottsdale, along with Cigna Healthcare, and Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona.

The Blue Zones Project Scottsdale represents a multi-year collaborative effort with the City of Scottsdale that involves the entire community working together toward one common goal – to support and build a culture of community health and well-being.


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HonorHealth - Blue Zones Project Scottsdale