Community Benefit

Adventist Health’s mission statement of Living God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope is coupled with a vision to transform the health experience of our communities through collaborative programs, community investments and community outreach. We are inspired by the healing ministry as represented by the life of Jesus Christ and believe we are called to live out our mission intentionally in the communities we serve. In the small towns, suburbs and inner cities we serve, we continue our journey to provide quality healthcare until every person made in God’s image has experienced the best health today, hope for tomorrow, and God’s love that endures forever.

yoga classChampions for Change is a statewide movement inspiring families to make healthy lifestyle changes. Funded by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), this program aims to reduce the prevalence of obesity and diabetes among low-income community members from all age groups in the city of Glendale by providing free nutrition education, building community/school gardens, and physical activity classes.

The Live Well Senior Program at Adventist Health Glendale is dedicated to serving those over age 60 by providing easy access to health care information, resources and wellness and prevention programs (yoga classes, etc.). The program helps seniors and/or their caregivers navigate the healthcare system and offers individuals assistance about the health and safety of themselves or their loved ones.

At the We Own the Health of Our Community event, community leaders and individuals learn how they can participate in the Collective Impact Initiative; specifically, what we can each do to own the health of our community. Through this Initiative, we explore a creative approach that engages all sectors of the Glendale community by working together to accelerate change. At the event, we:

  • Hear a thought-provoking presentation about the health status of our community
  • Explore a first-ever local strategy that engages and coordinates community-wide efforts
  • Discuss how community leaders can raise health awareness among staff and members
  • Find out how some local organizations are developing models that can be widely adopted
  • Learn about preparations for a Comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment

In 2022, Adventist Health provided:

  • Free Discounted Care
  • $67.5 million in charity care

  • Community Health Improvement

  • $25.5 million in community health improvement

  • Education Research
  • $28.8 million in education and research

  • Aid To Poor
  • $287.9 million in Medicaid

  • Aid To Elderly
  • $442.2 million in Medicare

  • Subsidized Community Care
  • $183.6 million subsidized community healthcare

  • Total
  • $1.036 billion total

Community Benefit Reports

We value your input in our Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy.

Please send comments to

You may request a paper copy from the Administration/President’s office or by emailing

You may view electronic copies of current and previous community benefit reports below:

2023 Community Health Implementation Strategy
2022 Community Health Needs Assessment
2022 Community Health Plan Update
2021 Community Health Plan Update
2020 Community Health Plan Update
2020 Community Health Implementation Strategy
2019 Community Health Needs Assessment
2019 Community Health Plan Update/Annual Report
2017 Community Health Plan (Implementation Strategy) & 2016 Update/Annual Report