Community Health Programs
California Pacific Medical Center’s not-for-profit mission is to serve our community by providing high-quality, cost-effective health care service in a compassionate and respectful environment, which is supported and stimulated by education and research. Community benefit strives to meet this mission by providing access to necessary services to those in our community who cannot afford health care and by supporting programs and services for those in financial need. CPMC’s Community Benefit Department develops and supports community health programs and services to improve health in San Francisco communities and increase access to health care.
In 2013, CPMC provided over $167 million in quantifiable community benefits to the poor and underserved ($124M) and broader community ($43M). CPMC sustains robust medical, nursing, and allied health professions residency programs as well as a research institute that provides significant community benefit.
CPMC is a member of the San Francisco Charity Care Partnership and San Francisco Health Improvement Partnership (SFHIP) consortiums led by the San Francisco Department of Public Health. These consortiums consist of representatives from all of the city’s hospitals and other healthcare-related non-profit stakeholders. Every three years, SFHIP members conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment as required by the state and federal governments, to identify gaps in service and to determine where efforts should be collectively redirected in order to most effectively address the city’s health disparities in specific at-risk neighborhoods or vulnerable populations.
The 2013-2015 Community Health Needs Assessment identified the following three priorities, which inform CPMC’s community benefit strategy:
- Increase Access to High-Quality Health Care and Services
- Increase Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
- Ensure Safe and Healthy Living Environments
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If you have questions or comments regarding Community Health Programs at California Pacific Medical Center, please contact us at (415) 600-7358.