Caring for Our Community

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At Seattle Children’s, we’re always thinking of the health and well-being of every child, teen and family in the community. We reach beyond our hospital every day to provide programs and services to make children, teens and families safer and healthier where they live. Our commitment to caring for the community is our passion, our duty and our privilege.

2016–2017 Community Benefits

We’re proud to share our 2016–2017 Community Benefit Report (PDF), which summarizes our activities in the community. Through our uncompensated care, health professional education, research and community programs and services, we provided more than $192 million in community benefit activities:

Community Benefit and Advocacy Programs

Our commitment to caring for the community is our passion, our duty, and our privilege. We advocate for children and their families and offer resources and services where they live. Read about our 2016–2019 Community Benefit priority areas (PDF). More information is below.

Next Steps

Assessing the health of the community is an important step in developing community benefit programs. The results of the assessment helped us focus our efforts on the most urgent community health needs and develop our Community Benefit Implementation Plan (PDF). We have identified the following priority areas to work on:

  • Increase healthy eating, active living and food security for children and their families.
  • Provide better coordination of care for children and teens with chronic conditions.
  • Prevent suicide and invest in violence prevention activities.
  • Enhance access to mental and behavioral health services.

Read our Community Benefit Progress Report (PDF) and our Community Benefit Forum Presentation (PDF) to see how we are doing in each priority area.

Past Community Benefit Reports

All files are PDFs.

Contact Us

To find out more about Community Benefit and how you can help, please contact: