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 health care until every person made in God’s image has experienced the best health today, hope for tomorrow, and God’s love that endures forever.

Healthy Columbia Willamette Collaborative

Our Adventist Health Portland community well-being team is part of the Healthy Columbia Willamette Collaborative, a unique public-private partnership of 12 organizations in Clark, Washington, Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties. The collaborative is dedicated to advancing health equity in the quad-county region through collaborative health improvement plans and activities that leverage collective resource.

Upcoming initiatives

Our three-year community health implementation strategy was approved in the spring of 2023. For the next three years we will be focused on the following high priority needs: access to care, food security, health risk behaviors and housing. To learn more, please reference the reports at the bottom of the page.

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
  • $206.4 million subsidized health services

  • Total
  • $1.058 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 Plan Update
2022 Community Health Needs Assessment
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) and 2016 Update/Annual Report