Mountain View, Calif. — August 10, 2020 — The El Camino Hospital Board of Directors has approved $3.7 million in grants and sponsorships to support local health initiatives in fiscal year 2021. The Community Benefit grants will benefit 47 programs at local frontline service agencies dedicated to addressing the health needs of underserved and vulnerable community members in Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, San Jose, Santa Clara and Saratoga.
“Our Community Benefit grantees provide critical services that are needed now more than ever due to the challenges brought on by the pandemic,” said Dan Woods, chief executive officer of El Camino Health, “We are pleased to partner with a wide range of organizations, including school districts, safety net clinics and community service agencies, that continue to put the health and well-being of their clients, patients and students first all while adapting and innovating new ways to address their needs.”
El Camino Health works collaboratively with local organizations to create healthy bodies, healthy minds and healthy communities through funding programs that address the following needs:
- Healthcare access and delivery
- Chronic conditions, such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension
- Behavioral health
- Oral health
- Falls prevention
- Domestic violence survivor services
El Camino Hospital and El Camino Healthcare District, which has oversight of the hospital, have allocated a combined $11.4 million in Community Benefit grants for fiscal year 2021 to fund programs working to address unmet health needs.