Dignity Health’s Community Health Investments
For more than 20 years, Dignity Health, a health care provider in multiple states, has been investing in the health of the communities it serves through community benefit programs and community economic initiatives, including grants and low-interest loans to nonprofits addressing community needs. Investments are targeted to populations with disproportionate unmet health needs as identified through the community health needs assessment and a Community Need Index developed by Dignity Health. Since 1990, Dignity Health has awarded more than $51 million in areas such as prevention, HIV/AIDS services, behavioral health services, and improving access to care. The Dignity Health Community Investment Program has had a total loan volume of $143 million, benefiting the community-based health programs of California, Nevada, and Arizona including: providing affordable housing for seniors; access to shelters for the homeless discharged from community hospitals; and healthy food projects. To read more about this innovative program, see this brief summary [link].