MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The El Camino Hospital Board of Directors has approved $3.28 million to be allocated to 41 health initiatives in fiscal year 2018. This investment represents an increase in the total number of organizations to receive funding through the hospital’s Community Benefit Grants Program.
Through the El Camino Hospital Benefit Community Grants Program, the hospital is collaborating with area organizations to create Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, and Healthy Communities. In the past five years, the program has invested more than $10 million to vital community-based health improvement projects. El Camino Hospital’s total Community Benefit contribution, including the Grants Program, subsidized health services, financial assistance and more, was nearly $53 million in fiscal year 2016.
“El Camino Hospital is committed to partnering with local non-profits to significantly impact the health needs of the communities we serve in Santa Clara County,” said Barbara Avery, director of community benefit, El Camino Hospital. “The Hospital Board seeks to serve vulnerable community members by expanding direct healthcare services and innovative prevention programs in 2018.”
The Community Benefit Grants Program will allocate funding to programs in these key areas:
- Healthy Body grants include overall health and wellness initiatives, school nurse programs, dental screenings, school-based nutrition and physical activity programs, diabetes screenings, treatment and education, asthma management for children, and medical support for at-risk populations.
- Healthy Mind programs include school-based mental health counseling, support and counseling for foster, abused and other at-risk youth, counseling for adults with developmental disabilities, initiatives to reduce depression and isolation in seniors, and treatment for those with severe mental health conditions.
- Healthy Community grants include awareness and testing for pre-diabetes, a bike ride and safety program for underserved communities, cancer support programs, home gardens program in affordable housing developments, domestic violence services, and basic support assistance for low-income community members.
Additional information about El Camino Hospital’s Community Benefit Program is available on the website.
About El Camino Hospital
El Camino Hospital is an acute-care, 443-bed, nonprofit and locally governed organization with campuses in Mountain View and Los Gatos, California. Key medical specialties include cancer, heart and vascular, men’s health, mental health and addictions, mother-baby, neuroscience, orthopedic and spine, senior health, urology. The hospital is recognized as a national leader in the use of health information technology and wireless communications. El Camino Hospital has also been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center as well as three consecutive ANCC Magnet Recognitions for Nursing Care. To learn more visit www.elcaminohospital.org.