For more than 55 years, El Camino Health has provided healthcare services beyond our walls — crossing barriers of age, education and income level — to serve the people of our region — because a healthier Community benefits us all.
Community Benefit Program
Building a stronger community requires a combined effort. It’s been our privilege to collaborate with leaders, individuals and organizations who hold a special understanding of health disparities in our neighborhoods. Working together has greatly improved our ability to make a difference.
El Camino Health in partnership with El Camino Healthcare District, is proud to provide funding through our Community Benefit Program. We provide grants and sponsorship opportunities for programs that demonstrate they can meet the health needs of underserved and at-risk community members.
Every year, our hospitals publish a joint Community Benefit Report in partnership with the District. The report describes the programs we fund, as well as highlights of program accomplishments and a financial summary.
Community Health Needs Assessment
El Camino Health conducts a community health needs assessment every three years in collaboration with six other non-profit hospitals: Santa Clara County Public Health Department, the Hospital Council of Northern and Central California, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
The documented health needs identified in this assessment serve to inform the Community Benefit grant making process, which is described in the organization’s annual Community Benefit Plan and Implementation Strategy.
The 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment identified three priority areas:
- Healthy Body
- Healthy Mind
- Health Community
View the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment (PDF).
If you’d like an overarching view of the programs that have received support over the years, you may download these past Community Benefit Reports:
Archive Community Benefit Reports
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