The MCS Foundation mission calls us to improve the health of the communities
we serve. At MCS Foundation, we take a broader view of “health” expanding it
beyond just health and healthcare, to include other Social Determinants of
Health, such as those espoused by the World Health Organization and the
Centers for Disease Control.
The focus of our efforts is on three of these determinants:
health and healthcare, education and economic development/stability.
The overall health of a human being goes well beyond access to health care.
Health starts where we live, work and play. Many factors contribute to overall
health such as access to clean water and avoidance of extreme heat, especially
for the most vulnerable in the population. We seek projects that promote overall
physical and mental wellness, as well as those that mitigate the impact of
negative environments and improve conditions in the neighborhood, fostering
social networks or improving knowledge about healthy choices.
Many studies have demonstrated a direct linkage between education and overall
health. Starting with early childhood education and development, improving
literacy and language skills, graduating from high school and finally achieving
some level of higher education and beyond, all contribute to a person’s overall
success and health. We seek partnerships and projects focused on lifting people
out of poverty or other negative circumstances by giving them the skills they will
need to thrive in the world.
Employment can lead to improved economic circumstances, which in turn can
provide a family with access to stable housing and food security, not to mention
the overall family’s improved emotional and mental health which comes from
improved circumstances. We seek projects that drive overall employment and
economic stability such as those providing job training and support to small
businesses and entrepreneurs.
Alianza por nuestros Héroes de la Salud
Promoting Social Responsibility