Community Benefit

Despite the prosperity of our region, there are still many unmet needs in the community we serve. El Camino Health makes those needs a priority.

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 Community Health Needs Assessment identified three priority areas:

  • Healthy Body (Healthcare Access & Delivery, Diabetes & Obesity, Chronic Conditions (other than Diabetes & Obesity) and Oral Health)
  • Healthy Mind (Behavioral Health and Cognitive Decline)
  • Healthy Community (Domestic Violence, Falls Prevention, Economic/Housing Stability)

Download a copy of the:
2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (PDF).
2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (PDF).

To send comments or questions about the Community Health Needs Assessment, please send us a message.

Past Initiatives

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:

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