Community Health Investments Improve Citizen Health

As a non-profit health system, Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA is pleased to support the vital work of local nonprofit organizations.

As a non-profit health system, Swedish is pleased to support the vital work of local nonprofit organizations. We support charitable organizations that work to improve the health of citizens in our community that align with our mission and vision, and are aligned with our community needs assessment priorities.

Swedish complies with Stark and other federal non-profit legal requirements.

Community Health Srategic Investment Transition Statement

As the climate of health care changes, Swedish’s Community Health Investment work will transition to focus on one to three major issues starting in 2023, where we will be more intentional, focused and performance driven to measure our collective impact and positively influence community health outcomes. Our current strategy is too broad, and after years of investing in multiple areas we have no way of measuring our impact on the communities’ outcomes we’ve invested in. The transition also means investing in fewer partners, but making a larger investment in those partners – thus providing our partners with reasonable notice and time to answer your questions.

Key takeaway

Align Swedish Community Health Investment areas with other Providence regions and with Swedish Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) priorities.

An ad hoc committee of Swedish leaders from across the system with the experience in the areas of need were brought together to vote on Swedish’s prioritization ranking for the upcoming 2022–2024 Swedish CHIP (Community Health Improvement Plan). The following needs were prioritized by Swedish leaders.

  • Behavioral Health Challenges (including mental health and substance use)
  • Access to health care
  • Racism and discrimination
  • Housing instability and homelessness