John Muir Health focuses its efforts on programs that address vulnerable populations which include those with:
Evidenced-based disparities in health outcomes, such as African Americans with heart disease, African American women with breast cancer, and African Americans and Latinos with diabetes
Significant barriers to care, including isolation, frailty, language or cultural barriers, transportation or mobility challenges, and difficulty voicing healthcare needs (such as children experience)
Economic disadvantages, as experienced by uninsured, underinsured, and working poor residents
Community Health Needs Assessment
Every three years John Muir Health and other community hospitals collaboratively conduct a community assessment to identify changes in demographics and health issues so that their community benefit programs can be focused on the populations most at risk. The following reports are the result of this work.