Community Benefit Programs
As a health care organization our hospitals are open 24 hours a day and serve anyone who walks through the door, but we know that’s not enough to promote active, healthy communities. As a partner in building a healthier community, we must also reach into the community to locate the areas of need and provide services and resources to address those needs.
The Sutter Health Valley Area (SHVA) considers five principles described in "Advancing the State of the Art in Community Benefit: A User's Guide to Excellence and Accountability," developed by the Public Health Institute when developing community benefit programs:
Disproportionate unmet health-related needs
We strive to build and support programs that serve the people who need it most.
We develop programs that focus on keeping families healthy.
A seamless continuum of care
We work to ensure our programs and services are linked.
We seek to build the capacity of existing community assets.
We can't do it alone, so whenever possible, we partner with existing community and government agencies.