Community Wellness Improvement
At Palomar Health we are dedicated to living out our mission through community health improvement activities. Our staff and trained volunteers support that mission every day. From educational programs and charity care to collaborative community health initiatives, we are committed to caring for our communities both inside and out of the hospital walls.
Patient first - that’s our priority at Palomar Health. We are honored to touch countless lives across San Diego’s north inland region. Whether at one of Palomar Health’s hospitals for inpatient care, at Palomar Health’s Expresscare Clinics for a walk-in urgent care visits or at a free health education classes, our patients come first.
As a public health district, highlights of Palomar Health's contributions include:
- Community-based health improvement
- Health education & training programs
- Unreimbursed medical care services
Palomar Health collaborates with other health systems, government agencies, and community groups to identify the greatest needs within our community. Based upon the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), the top community health needs in San Diego County are:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Diabetes (Type 2)
- Mental/Behavioral Health
Although numbers never tell the whole story, Palomar Health reports community health improvement activities as a way to be accountable to the communities we serve.