Community Outreach

The Health Improvement Program (HIP)’s mission includes educating the Stanford community - and beyond - as to what it means to engage in a healthy lifestyle. We also help people translate knowledge about health into practice.

Contemplation by Design (CBD) is a campus-wide, multidisciplinary program designed to encourage all members of the Stanford community to enjoy the power of the pause for the purposes of re-establishing balance, tranquility, compassion and energy to support our creative excellence.

The Stanford Health Improvement Program (HIP) has partnered with Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children's Health to create HealthySteps for Wellness, a program designed to help hospital employees adopt and maintain healthy lifestyle behaviors.

Living Strong Living Well fulfills an important need of the increasing number of cancer survivors who find themselves in that transitional period between completing their cancer treatment and the shift to feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to return to their normal life. The fact that the program is outside a medical facility and integrated into the community serves to emphasize that Living Strong Living Well is about health, not about disease.

The Stanford Health Promotion Network (SHPN) is an association of employers, health plans, medical care providers, and local government officials who aim to improve employee health and productivity through focused health promotion initiatives and strategies.I

n addition, our community outreach efforts provide networking and collaboration opportunities for health care professionals. HIP also supports communities’ efforts to engage in healthy living through an alliance with national organizations such as the YMCA.

Volunteering in Your Community

Be Part of a Culture of Service at Stanford

Everyone can have an impact through public service. The information provided is designed to assist you as you begin the process of exploring potential public service options and determining a match.

You will find numerous organizations and links to their websites where you can volunteer to help.


Learn more about the Haas Center for Public Service.

Did you know that volunteering can help…

  •     Reduce depression
  •     Create a life of sense, purpose and fulfillment
  •     Improve physical and mental activity
  •     Reduce stress
  •     Increase Dopamine levels – “The Happiness Effect”
  •     Add social connections