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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 Hospital is dedicated to providing world-class clinical care and building a community where every child can grow up stronger. Please see our 2022 Community Benefit Report (PDF) and infographic (PDF) to learn more about the work we’re doing in our community. If you would like to receive a printed copy of the report, please contact us.

As part of our Community Benefit work, every three years we conduct a community health needs assessment which is used to identify the primary needs of Washington, D.C.

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Advocate. Educate. Partner.

We are proud to share our 2022 Community Benefit Report, which details the community health improvement efforts we have undertaken, led by our staff and clinicians.

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Our Highlights

Take a look at this snapshot of our 2022 Community Benefit highlights.

Past Community Benefit Reports