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Community Benefit Program

It's a community thing...

Community Hospital truly is part of the community it serves. We offer everything from classes and support groups to direct services and grant funding to meet healthcare needs in our community.

In 1996, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula created the Community Benefit Program. We wanted to make sure we were doing our part to keep our community healthy.

In 2013, we kept that commitment by providing $164,069,663 and 20,682 volunteer hours to help the community. Here's how we did it:

We improved access to healthcare

Some $159,462,647 was dedicated to people in need, people who might not otherwise be able to afford healthcare. This money also includes the unreimbursed cost of caring for those covered by government insurance programs such as Medi-Cal and Medicare.

We built healthy communities

We earmarked $995,055 for determining and addressing the community's health needs.

We made health, education, and wellness priorities

Big Sur Marathon Volunteers

We devoted $2,660,810 to educating people about how their lifestyle choices affect their health. We focused on self-care, early detection, and disease management. And we made sure our healthcare professionals were receiving the latest education.

We took special care with those who have special needs

We invested $951,151 in those at risk because of age, involvement in a violent relationship, chemical dependence, mental illness, HIV, or socioeconomics.

The dollars at work in our community: 

Identified Community Needs

% of Services

% of Dollars

Improving Access to Healthcare

14.6

97.2

Building Healthy Communities

13.9

0.6

Health Education and Wellness

56.9

1.6

Special Care for Special Needs

14.6

0.6

Total

100.0

100.0

Tracking and reporting community benefit activities to the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) is a requirement of the state Legislature (SB 697).

Community benefit grantmaking guidelines

Community Hospital makes grants from the Community Benefit Fund to nonprofit organizations and multi-agency collaborative organizations in support of health assessment and improvement projects within our service area.

The document linked below provides information regarding the mission, scope, and guidelines of this program.

Community Benefit Grantmaking Guidelines

Speakers Bureau

Part of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula's mission as a nonprofit organization is to inform and educate our community about health issues.

Upon request, the hospital's Communication and Marketing department will work to furnish speakers on health and medical topics. In most cases, there is no fee. Exceptions include a talk that constitutes training or enhances a company's ability to make money, a presentation that requires extraordinary preparation, or an appearance that lasts more than 30 minutes.

Learn more

Download the Community Benefit Program grantmaking guidelines

Download the complete community benefit plan

For more information, contact Communication and Marketing at (831) 625-4505 or send an email message to commar@chomp.org.