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Improving Community Health is at the Core of our Mission

In 2016, Samaritan invested more than $133 million in community health activities such as services for low-income individuals, free health screenings, health-related research, training for health professionals and grants to local non-profits in support of health initiatives.

These investments are designed to help address priorities and gaps as identified through local community health assessments and the resulting community health improvement plans. The current focus of our investments is in the following priority areas:

  1. Healthy families
    Increase physical activity, fitness and access to nutritious foods for children through age 18 and families.
  2. Greater access
    Increase access to medical, dental and mental health supports and services in the community.
  3. Better networks
    Increase social supports for families.
  4. Healthy kids
    Increase services and supports for children.
  5. Healthy teens
    Increase services and supports for adolescents.
  6. Healthy seniors
    Increase social supports for seniors.

As we complete these activities each year, we believe it’s important to report back to the community regarding progress that has been made in each goal area. In this section, you’ll find success stories as well as data that will help illustrate how we’re partnering with many others in our region to build healthier communities together.

Larry A. Mullins, DHA, FACHE
President/CEO, Samaritan Health Services


What is Community Benefit?

Community benefits are health care related programs and services that Oregon’s non-profit hospitals provide - often with little to no compensation - to address critical health needs in the community.

About Community Benefit

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Watch a video to hear more about what Community Benefit is, what kinds of activities it includes and more.

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How Does Samaritan Give?

Samaritan Health Services is committed to building healthier communities. We give in many different ways to help make the biggest positive impact.

Learn About the Organizations We Support

The organizations we support through our Social Accountability Grant funding play important roles in our local communities. They provide resources, programs and supports that make a difference in the lives of people each and every day. We invite you to spend a moment to learn about our featured organizations for each of our six goals through video interviews, real life stories, photos and more.