News & Notes

Every Child, Every Opportunity Initiative

The Every Child, Every Opportunity Initiative (ECEO), part of our Healthy Columbia Project, combines financial support in the form of scholarships with family-based services and supports to assure every child residing in Columbia, PA has the opportunity to thrive.

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The Pursuit of Racial Justice and Healthy Communities

At the heart of CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health is the creation of healthy communities. Our work aims to create and assure opportunity for all – as a principle we believe all are owed the assurance of human rights and human dignity. Read more about our commitment as we work to ensure equality and social justice for all.

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COVID-19 Update

CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health is committed to the health and well-being of children and families throughout the Lancaster, Pennsylvania Community. As we respond as a community to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken necessary steps to help reduce the risk to our patients, our participants and our employees. Read about the steps that have been implemented as of March 17, 2020:


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Community Conversation with Ambassador Samantha Power

Former U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power

March 12, 2020


On March 12, 2020, Former UN Ambassador, Human Rights Advocate and Pulitzer Prize Winner Samantha Power will join CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health to continue our Community Conversation Series exploring the nature and nurture of healthy communities. 

Join us at The Lancaster Theological Seminary for a VIP Reception at 5:30pm. Conversation starts at 7:30pm followed by a book signing. Tickets and event details available at

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A Community Conversation with José Andrés

José Andrés
Chef – Humanitarian – Activist – Leader – Immigrant

Thursday September 19, 2019


CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health will welcome culinary innovator, television personality and owner of ThinkFoodGroup – José Andrés – to Lancaster for a one-night special event focused on helping Central Pennsylvania develop healthy communities. Creating Healthy Communities: An Evening with José Andrés will be held at the Lancaster Theological Seminary, Santee Chapel, 555 W James St., Lancaster. The lecture will be followed by a book signing of Andrés’ book We Fed an Island. An optional VIP reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Gypsy Kitchen.

Tickets available here

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Groundbreaking Event for St. John Neumann School for Children and Families

Join CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health on Wednesday May 22 at 10:00 am to celebrate the official ground breaking of the organization’s newest program The St. John Neumann School for Children and Families at 401 Locust St. Columbia, PA.

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An Evening with Michael Steele

Creating Healthy Communities: An Evening with Michael Steele

How do we create and sustain healthy and thriving local communities? Join us for a conversation with former Lt. Governor of Maryland and former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele.

Tuesday April 30, 2019

7:15 pm

The Ware Center, Lancaster, Pa

Click here to purchase tickets online at The Ware Center 

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Working Together…2018 Annual Appeal

Working together, local communities have the best opportunity to transform lives for the better.

What role would you like to play?  Support our Annual Appeal

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The ExtraOrdinary Give 2018

On November 16, donate online at and your generous gift will be stretched by more than a half million dollars in stretch pool and prizes from the Lancaster County Community Foundation and sponsors.

Help us go the EXTRA MILE together!

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Creating Healthy Communities: An Evening with former Secretary Julian Castro

Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro, to speak at CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health Event on October 23

This special event will include a dynamic lecture by former HUD Secretary Castro about the challenges and opportunities faced when striving to create healthy and thriving communities, both locally and nationwide.

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Community Event – Simplicity Parenting with Kim John Payne

Join us as we host a Lecture and Workshop with international parenting expert and best-selling author, Kim John Payne, to speak about using less to raise calmer, happier and more secure kids.

“Simplicity Parenting: an evening lecture with Kim John Payne” will be held on Saturday Sept. 29 from 7 to 9 p.m.

“Simplicity Parenting Workshop with Kim John Payne” will be held on Sunday Sept. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Special Advance Screening

Join CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health on Wednesday June 6, 2018 for a special screening of the documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” exploring the life of Mr. Fred Rogers.

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3rd Annual Community Bar-B-Que and Open House

Join CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health on Monday June 4, 2018 for our annual community Bar-B-Que and Ice Cream celebration. Families and Friends are encouraged to attend. Special event is free to the public.

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Community Event – Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids

Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting with Dr. Laura Markham

Tuesday February 27

Fostering emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you don’t nned to threaten, nag, plead, bribe or ever punish. Learn more about Dr. Markham’s remarkable parenting philosophies during this special presentation.


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Together We Can…Annual Appeal

Your support brings us closer to fulfilling our vision of a Lancaster Community where every child has the opportunity to grow up happy and healthy.


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Community Event – The Lasting Impact of Childhood Hunger

Discussion exploring the topic of childhood hunger and its lasting impact. Learn about the devastating impact hunger can have on child development and strategies being implemented across the country that are showing progress in overcoming food insecurity for families.

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Annual Dinner: Why We Are Called

Join us on Wednesday October 18 at 6:00pm at The Booking House, Manheim.

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Children’s Health Speaker Series

Learn from some of the nation’s top experts at our free speaker series on children’s health topics.

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