Community Benefit

Community Benefit

For more than 50 years, El Camino Hospital 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 healthier community requires a combined effort. It’s been our privilege to collaborate with community members with a special understanding of health disparities in the local community, as well as a cadre of like-minded organizations with missions similar to ours. Working together has vastly multiplied our ability to make a difference.

El Camino Hospital, 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, we 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

To identify the most pressing health needs, El Camino Hospital undertook a Community Health Needs Assessment in 2013. The results serve as our guide to future investment of the funds allocated, which is reflected in our 2015 Community Benefit Plan & Implementation Strategy. The four priorities identified by our 2013 needs assessment are:

  • Healthcare access
  • Mental health
  • Healthy eating and physical activity
  • Community health education/health literacy 

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: