"The well-being of the soul can be obtained only after that of the body has been secured." -- Maimonides, Guide for the Perplexed
Federation-supported health services to Jews and others are provided through affiliated nursing homes, family service agencies, hospitals, and assisted living facilities, all in a religiously appropriate manner. Mental health services are provided by the system include Jewish Community Centers, training centers, employment programs, and more. UJC, representing the North American federation system, is an advocate in Washington, D.C., and state capitals for health care services.