Community Benefit Program

St. Charles Health System has been contributing to programs that benefit the communities it serves since its inception. St. Charles makes it a priority to take care of medically underserved and disadvantaged populations throughout Central Oregon by funding community benefit programs that will improve population health and improve the social, economic and environmental conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live and age in a sustainable, cost-effective manner.  

Applications for funding are submitted to the St. Charles Community Benefit Department and vetted based on their alignment with St. Charles strategic priorities, identified need, impact on target population and other application qualifications. In order for a community health initiative to be considered for approval, applications must address one or more of the following priorities: 

  • Improve access to health care services 
  • Enhance the health of the community 
  • Address health disparities or social determinants of health in response to an identified community need 
  • Advance medical or health care knowledge 
  • Relieve or reduce the burden on government or other community efforts