Community Benefit and Outreach
St. Charles Health System's Community Health Department is dedicated to improving the health of Central Oregonians. We provide a collective voice on issues concerning health care access, health coverage, prevention, care coordination and wellness for Central Oregon.
Our Community Services
Care Coordination: Individuals and families in the tri-county region -- including Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties -- are partnered with a community health worker who provides assistance navigating the health care system and identifying and eliminating barriers to accessing health and human services and community resources at no cost to those in need.
Engage for Health: This health and wellness program for St. Charles caregivers provides members with many benefits, including health coaching services, health and wellness education, online member website and opportunities to earn points for leading a healthy life through exercise, weight management and wellness activities throughout the year.
Community Benefit: St. Charles has been contributing to programs that benefit the communities it serves since its inception. St. Charles makes it a priority to take care of underserved, disadvantaged populations throughout the tri-county region by funding community benefit programs that will increase population health in a sustainable, cost-effective manner.
Community Health Needs Assessment: The information contained in this report shows us clearly that while many of our communities are thriving, there are also geographic areas where chronic diseases are prevalent, management of those diseases is not under control and barriers to health care exist. From this information, we have determined that our areas of focus over the next year will be on reducing obesity and improving childhood preventive health and education.