Community Benefit

Community Benefit is a program or activity that provides treatment or promotes health and healing as a response to identified community needs and meets at least one of these community benefit objectives:

  • Improves access to healthcare services
  • Enhances health of the community
  • Advances medical or health knowledge
  • Relieves or reduces the burden of government or other community efforts 

To be considered as a community benefit, programs must meet fit specific criteria including showing measurable (process or impact) outcomes and a financial outlay. Information is collected and analyzed by our staff based upon an established accountability and eligibility system.

Telling Our Story

Children’s National provides an annual Community Benefit Report. We are pleased to present the community benefit report for fiscal year 2014. Our vision has been the motivation behind a number of forward-focused initiatives, highlighted within the report, aimed at creating a lasting standard for prevention and community education, coupled with top-notch treatment and continuous improvement. 

We hope you enjoy the online report while learning about important programs that exemplify our commitment to our community. If you would like to receive a printed executive summary of the report, please contact