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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

El Camino Hospital conducts a community health needs assessment 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 triennial assessment serve to inform the Community Benefit grant making process, which is described in the hospital’s annual Community Benefit Plan and Implementation Strategy. The health needs identified in the 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment are mapped to the following three priority areas:

  • Healthy Body
  • Healthy Mind
  • Health Community

View the most recent Community Health Needs Assessment (PDF).

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: