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Community Benefit Partnerships

Last Updated 3/20/2012 12:44:21 PM

El Camino Hospital is committed to not only the health of its patient population but also to the health of the broader community. As a non-profit, tax-exempt organization we believe it is our duty and privilege to develop partnerships that improve the health and well-being of especially our most vulnerable community members. Partnerships include school districts, government agencies and local non-profits.

AACI - Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)

AACI - Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)’s mission is to improve the health, mental health, and well-being of individuals and their families by providing an array of human services. Current programs include mental health and primary care health services, HIV/AIDS prevention and education, breast cancer education, substance abuse treatment, a center for survivors of torture, programs and shelter for women and children who are domestic violence victims, a senior center, after-school youth programs, English and citizenship classes, and advocacy.

EMQ FamiliesFirst

EMQ FamiliesFirst does whatever it takes to help children in crisis and their families. EMQ is recognized for innovative mental health treatment, foster care and social services that help families recover from trauma, abuse and addiction, and rebuild their lives.

Wellness Community of Silicon Valley

In July 2009, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community. By helping to complete the cancer care plan, the Cancer Support Community continues to helps optimize patient care by providing essential, but often overlooked, services including support groups, counseling, education and healthy lifestyle programs.


HealthTeacher is committed to education, outreach and the promotion of health literacy in our communities. HealthTeacher is designed to:

  • Increase the health literacy of all teachers
  • Enable teachers to overcome constraints that limit health education in the classroom
  • Provide the knowledge, skills and tools that increase the health literacy of all students
  • Engage parents and other key community stakeholders to reinforce healthy behaviors among children

Momentum for Mental Health

The mission of Momentum for Mental Health is to help individuals achieve mental and emotional health, discover and reach their potential, and fully participate in life. Momentum builds stronger communities by giving individuals affected by mental and emotional illness treatment, support, and opportunity to lead healthier lives. The work is based on the knowledge that individuals who have a mental illness can, and do recover through available, effective, culturally competent services that encourage self direction and hope enhance recovery.

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Partnership

Providing a medical "home" with behavioral health and dental care services for low-income people: El Camino Hospital is working hand-in-hand with Santa Clara Valley Medical Center to provide a medical “home” for low income adults in the community. Located at the recently opened Valley Health Center – Sunnyvale, the new program will offer access to primary care services integrated with behavioral health services and dental care. The program will be based on an innovative, award winning team care model that has been highly successful at another SCVMC location. In this model, a team of medical professionals will have the freedom to develop and implement services tailored to the identified needs of their patient population. Management of chronic illness will be a key component of the program.

Mountain/Whisman, Sunnyvale and Cupertino Union School District School Nurse Partnership

Support for additional school nurses in three local school districts: Support of additional full-time school nurses at Mountain View/Whisman School District and Sunnyvale School District and a part-time nurse in the Cupertino Union School District will bring about increased student access to health and vision care, greater staff and parental awareness of health services, and health education and increased services to students with special needs.

Monta Loma Elementary School Mountain View-Whisman School District

El Camino Hospital's Community Benefit grant helps fund the Playworks program at Monta Loma Elementrary School in Mountain View. (Playworks is a national nonprofit organization that supports learning by providing safe, healthy and inclusive play and physical activity to low-income schools at recess and throughout the entire school day.) Read the spotlight interview with Cathy Baur, Principal of  Monta Loma Elementary School to learn more.

Healthy Kids/Santa Clara Valley Family Health Plan Partnership

Health coverage for children through partnership with the Santa Clara Family Health Plan to support the Children’s Health Initiative: El Camino Hospital is committed to ensuring that more children from low-income families in our community have a “medical home” covered by health insurance. The hospital has been actively supporting the Santa Clara County Children’s Health Initiative (Healthy Kids) since 2003. Each year, funding efforts cover premiums for children over age 5. This year the hospital will cover 100 children in northern Santa Clara County.

Mountain View Los Altos High School District/Lucile Packard Partnership

Increase availability of health care services for under-served adolescents through the Mountain View-Los Altos Mobile Adolescent Health Services Program: The top priority of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital health van is to provide a safety net of primary and preventive care services, as well as social and educational programs, to homeless and uninsured adolescents. El Camino Hospital’s support will double the length of time and amount of health care services provided to under-served students at Mountain View, Los Altos and Alta Vista High Schools.

RotaCare Clinic Partnership

Increased medical and behavioral health care at the Mountain View RotaCare Clinic: The clinic is a non-profit organization providing free medical care and medication to the uninsured population through a primarily volunteer staff. The hospital’s partnership with RotaCare enhances the clinic’s capacity as a medical “home” for more of the community’s uninsured. El Camino Hospital is also providing needed bilingual therapy for patients in need of mental health services. Created by the hospital 13 years ago, RotaCare provides more than 8,000 services to over 2,000 vulnerable community members annually. Treatment and management of chronic illness is one of the primary services of the clinic. Ten specialty services are also available to patients. El Camino Hospital supports the clinic by donating space and assisting with staffing, diagnostics and fund development.

2010 Santa Clara County Health Profile Report

Santa Clara County Health Profile Report

The Santa Clara County Health and Social Inequity Report is a report on key health issues in Santa Clara County. This report focuses on social determinants that influence the health of Santa Clara County residents and communities. This report was developed by the Santa Clara County Public Health Department in collaboration with The Health Trust and numerous and diverse stakeholders from multiple sectors, including education, labor, academia, and non-profits who contributed their expertise in the development of this revealing portrait of our county's well-being. View the Santa Clara County Health and Social Inequity Report.