Community Benefits

Where and how we live is vital to our health.

The St. Helena Region’s Community Benefit Health Plans were a collaborative effort responding to the Community Health Needs Assessments we conducted in each of the communities we serve. 

Both the Needs Assessments and the Health Plans were developed not only in response to California’s community benefit legislation (SB 697) and The Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590), but to truly fulfill the mission of the Adventist Health:

To share God's love by providing physical, mental and spiritual healing.

We would like to thank the clinicians, hospital leadership and staff, partnering health service organizations, County Departments of Public Health, and the hundreds of community members who gave their time to help us develop these vital assessments and plans. We would especially like to thank Dora Barilla, DrPH, MPH, CHES, Associate Director of Health Policy and Leadership at Loma Linda University Health and her team for their assistance in creating the Health Plans.

In response to needs identified in the Community Health Needs Assessments, the St. Helena Region has adopted the following priority areas for our community health investments for 2013-2015:

St. Helena Napa Valley’s Community Benefit Priorities:

  • Address the sources of the leading causes of death and premature death, including cancer, heart disease, and cerebrovascular disease.
    • Special focus will be put on preventing overweight and obesity.
  • Address mental health issues, including excessive use of alcohol and drugs, among all ages.
  • Approaches to coordinate and enhance data systems and communication, system-wide sharing of resources, collaborative efforts and partnerships between services and organizations in order to meet the complex needs of Napa County residents.

Please find the full Community Health Plan for St. Helena Napa Valley here.

St. Helena Center for Behavioral Health’s Community Benefit Priorities

  • Address mental health issues, including excessive use of alcohol and drugs, among all ages.

Please find the full Community Health Plan for St. Helena Center for Behavioral Health here.

Building a healthy environment requires multiple stakeholders working together with a common purpose. We invite you to explore our health challenges in our communities outlined in these assessment reports. More importantly though, we hope you imagine a healthier region and collectively prioritize our health concerns and find solutions across a broad range of sectors to create communities we all want for ourselves and our children.

For questions regarding the St. Helena Region’s Community Health Needs Assessments or Community Benefit Plans, please contact Jen Ring at or 707-967-7523