COMMUNITY BENEFIT ANNUAL REPORT FY 2018
Meeting the health needs of our neighbors
Good health is the basis for an engaged, productive life. Despite the prosperity in Silicon Valley, many of our neighbors don’t have access to the tools they need to stay healthy. The high cost of housing is making it difficult for many to find an affordable place to live, purchase nutritious food, and secure medical insurance. These and other factors impact the health of low-income and vulnerable communities. El Camino Healthcare District and El Camino Hospital together invested $10 million in grants and sponsorships in fiscal year 2018 to open the doors to better health.
Through our Community Benefit grant programs, we partner with organizations working on the frontlines to improve the health and well-being of our most vulnerable neighbors, including disadvantaged families, at-risk youth, the homeless, older adults, and immigrants. Addressing unmet health needs can be complex in an area rich with cultural diversity. Our Community Benefit programs fund culturally sensitive and multilingual services focused on preventing disease, improving mental health, and making healthcare and healthy choices more accessible. We are creating a more vibrant community where everyone can fully participate in their lives.