About Seattle Children’s
Community Benefit and Advocacy
Caring for Our Community
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.
2018 Community Benefits
We're proud to share our 2017/2018 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 $245 million in community benefit activities:
- $164,605,000 in uncompensated care
- $24,802,000 in health professions education
- $44,090,000 in research
- $12,396,000 in community programs and services
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.
- Access to Healthcare Adolescent Health
- Coordinated Care for Children With Chronic Conditions Injury Prevention
- Mental and Behavioral Health
- Obesity Prevention, Including Healthy Eating, Active Living and Food Security Parent and Family Education Resources
- Programs and Services for Children With Special Needs
- Suicide Prevention
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 2016-2019 Community Health Improvement 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.