How You Can Support Keck Medicine of USC During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During this difficult time, we can work together to support our health care heroes and local community. There are many ways you can help, whether it’s in your own home or out in the community.

If you are interested in participating in any of the opportunities below, please email us at BenefitandOutreach@med.usc.edu.

Donate Cloth Masks for Our Staff

Join our community in creating masks that can be used in non–patient care settings.

How to make homemade masks*

*Since these homemade masks are not medical grade, they will not be used by health care providers as protection from COVID-19 during patient-provider interactions; however, they may be helpful in non–patient care settings to contain coughs and serve as a helpful reminder to staff to refrain from touching their face.

Once the product has been finished, please email DonateProtectiveGear@med.usc.edu to designate a drop-off date, time and location.

Participate in Our Ongoing Food Drive

You can help by partnering with Keck Medicine of USC, Adventist Health White Memorial, USC Civic Engagement, American Heart Association and YMCA for our ongoing food drive in our local community.

More than 10,000 bags’ worth of fresh fruit, vegetables and food have been distributed to nearby communities due to the collaboration efforts of neighbors. If you’d like to lend your time, we are looking for volunteers to assist us with packaging and distributing food.

Both remote (at home) and on-site volunteering opportunities are available for this program.

Send a Note of Gratitude

If you would like to express gratitude to a caregiver, please take a moment to recognize them by sending us your notes of gratitude, which we will include on our Gratitude Wall.

To ensure that our caregivers receive your message, please be sure to include the following in your email:

First name:
Last name:
Email:
Message:

Or, send a card or letter to the following address:

ATT: Patient Experience Department
1500 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Help Make Wellness Calls

While we focus on the health of our patients, we are also working diligently to ensure those in our local community are coping well during these times.

Donate your time by partnering with our team to check in with seniors in our local community. Daily wellness calls help us connect with those in our community and overcome feelings that are associated with self-isolation.

Volunteer to Be an Online Tutor

Due to temporary school closures related to COVID-19, the transition to online education has increased. Keck Medicine of USC is partnering with academics at USC to bring online tutoring to the community and our caregivers’ families. Private online tutoring is now available in subjects such as:

  • Math
  • Science
  • Reading and writing
  • Language arts and more

If you are interested in becoming a tutor in the community and willing to lend your time to volunteer and educate, please email us at BenefitandOutreach@med.usc.edu.

Community Grants and Sponsorship Program

The Community Grants and Sponsorship program is a key initiative of the Keck Medical Center of USC community benefit program and supports our goal to address the unmet health needs of our community.

Community benefit programs or activities are designed to provide treatment and/or promote health and healing in response to community needs. They are not provided for marketing purposes, nor are they provided solely to Keck Medical Center of USC patients. To qualify as community benefit, initiatives must respond to an identified community need and must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Improves access to health care services;
  • Enhances the health of the community;
  • Advances medical or health knowledge; or
  • Relieves or reduces the burden of government or other community efforts.

Community Grants
To implement our community benefit plan, the Keck Medical Center of USC has chosen to partner with community nonprofit groups and affiliated USC organizations whose programs align with the strategic priorities identified in our hospitals’ Community Health Needs Assessment.

Community Sponsorships: requests for $2,500 and under
Keck Medical Center of USC supports various charitable causes that are consistent with our mission, values and business objectives. The hospitals make direct donations to nonprofit organizations requesting event sponsorships. We will consider sponsorship requests up to $2,500 to community programs that address our priorities. Sponsorship requests are considered throughout the year.

Get more information and download a Community Sponsorship submission form.

Keck Medicine of USC Community Environmental Scan:
Download the Keck Medicine of USC Community Environmental Scan – 2019

Keck Hospital of USC Information:
Download the Keck Hospital of USC Implementation Strategy – 2020-2022
Download the Keck Hospital of USC Annual Report and Plan for Community Benefit – 2019
Download the Keck Hospital of USC Annual Report and Plan for Community Benefit – 2018
Download the Keck Hospital of USC Annual Report and Plan for Community Benefit – 2017
Download the Keck Hospital of USC Annual Report and Plan for Community Benefit – 2016
Download the Keck Hospital of USC Community Health Needs Assessment – 2019
Download the Keck Hospital of USC Community Health Needs Assessment – 2016

Norris Cancer Hospital Information:
Download the Norris Cancer Hospital Implementation Strategy – 2020-2022
Download the USC Norris Cancer Hospital Annual Report and Plan for Community Benefit – 2019
Download the USC Norris Cancer Hospital Annual Report and Plan for Community Benefit – 2018
Download the USC Norris Cancer Hospital Annual Report and Plan for Community Benefit – 2017
Download the USC Norris Cancer Hospital Annual Report and Plan for Community Benefit – 2016
Download the USC Norris Cancer Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment – 2019
Download the USC Norris Cancer Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment – 2016

We welcome your comments: BenefitandOutreach@med.usc.edu