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Hospital Community Benefit

Vail Health is committed to providing programs, partnerships and financial investments that benefit our community and align with identified community health needs and feedback. Each year Vail Health supports community health initiatives through educational programs, discounted medical care, community organization funding and more.

Below is Vail Health's Hospital Community Benefit Accountability (HCBA) Annual Report and supplemental resources. These documents provide additional information regarding our impact on community health needs and confirms Vail Health has completed all state requirements for Hospital Community Benefit Accountability.

Community Benefit in Action

Community Benefit in Action

Partner Highlight: STEM Grant Funds Olympiad

Since 2012, Vail Health has partnered with the Education Foundation of Eagle County to fund classroom grants for Equity, STEM and Arts & Music. This program empowers teachers to offer innovative and engaging curriculum that ensures successful outcomes for every student, regardless of their socioeconomic status. Each year, Vail Health has given over $15,000 to teachers for projects and curriculum dedicated to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The goal is to inspire students to consider careers in healthcare. In 2023, funds were used to send 34 students from the Eagle County School District to the Colorado Science Olympiad competition. Mandy Bolla, a science teacher at Gypsum Creek Middle School and Olympiad coach describes, “The Science Olympiad competition provides a meaningful audience outside of school for students to display their learning. It was amazing to see their motivation increase when their initial attempts failed because they had a purpose to figure it out besides just working for a grade.” Congratulations to all the students who qualified and participated! 


Vail Health's Commitment to Community Health

Vail Health’s mission is to elevate health across the mountain communities we serve. Guided by this mission and a vision for community health and well-being, we conduct a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years. CHNAs are one way we monitor health status across Eagle County and identify emerging health concerns through statistical data and community feedback. A key component of the CHNA is stakeholder input, which allows us to hear directly from local residents about health concerns and make recommendations to improve community health.

The 2022 Vail Health CHNA Report outlines findings from our most recent assessment and highlights strengths and opportunities across Vail Health’s service areas. The findings will be used to guide future initiatives at Vail Health, as well as serve as a community resource for grant-making, advocacy and to support the many programs provided by our community health and social service partners. Vail Health’s implementation plan is focused on increasing access to affordable, comprehensive, quality care; improving availability and delivery of behavioral health care; preventing and managing chronic disease; and improving health equity for underserved populations.

To learn more about Vail Health’s work to improve the health of our community, or to receive a printed copy of the CHNA, contact Vail Health’s Director of Quality Amy Lavigne at

Community Feedback and Engagement

Vail Health hosted the annual Community Feedback Meeting on June 12, 2023, from 3-4:30pm. Public Community Feedback Meetings are intended to engage the community in discussion regarding multiple initiatives including Vail Health’s CHNA, Hospital Community Benefit activities, Hospital Transformation Program progress and Health Equity efforts. Dialogue and feedback were provided to inform ongoing efforts and action plans.

View Vail Health's 2023 Public Community Feedback Meeting presentation.