Champions for Health was founded in 2004 as the San Diego County Medical Society Foundation by the leadership of the San Diego County Medical Society, as a separate not-for-profit, 501c3 organization.

Mission Statement

To improve community health and wellness, access to care for all, and support for physicians through engaged volunteerism.

Purpose and Vision

Champions For Health addresses the unanswered healthcare needs of low-income and uninsured San Diego County residents. Champions for Health has garnered much support since 2004, and has provided a coordinated vehicle for physician engagement and volunteerism. Physicians help us change lives doing what they love to do: caring for their patients.



Today, we work with many community partners and supporters towards achieving this renewed vision. With defined programs, we improve access to care, support  physicians and the medical community and improve community and physician wellness. Read more about our powerful impact.