Group Health Community Involvement

Group Health exists to improve the health and well-being of our members and the communities we serve. As a responsible employer and a not-for-profit organization, giving back to the community is part of our social mission. We encourage our members and staff to engage in their own health journey and offer support for staff who volunteer their resources in the community.

Group Health has completed a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) and a corresponding Implementation Strategy, and has established new community engagement strategies based on the community needs identified in the CHNA:

  • Improvements in access to care for underserved populations
  • Promotion of physical activity, improved fitness, and healthy eating
  • Cardiovascular diabetes disease prevention

Our community engagement also focuses on:

  • Support for initiatives, programs, and services that focus on health in our communities
  • Support of staff involvement in the community through the Staff Grant Program
  • Civic business engagement by senior leaders and medical leadership

Eligibility for Sponsorship

Each year, Group Health sponsors numerous events throughout our service area. The categories for eligible sponsorships are as follows:

  • Falls within Group Health's CHNA Implementation Strategy priorities
  • Falls within Group Health's targeted markets and service areas
  • Reaches diverse populations
  • Focuses on education
  • Supports disease prevention
  • Requests for Group Health's business or clinical expertise
  • Requests for medical support, health fair participation, or health screenings
  • Aligns with Group Health's Mission/Vision/Values
  • Aligns with Group Health's Strategic Plan

We are unable to support:

  • Religious activities which exclude the general public
  • Requests for support of political candidates or organizations

If you would like to partner with Group Health for a program or event, please complete an application.

Community Engagement Sponsorship Request Form

Applications may be submitted at any time, but will be reviewed on or around the following dates:


Quarter Application Deadline Responses Sent
1Jan. 10, 2014Week of Feb. 3, 2014
2April 11, 2014Week of May 5, 2014
3Aug. 8, 2014Week of Sept. 2, 2014
4Oct. 24, 2014Week of Nov. 17, 2014

    To contact the Community Engagement department at Group Health, e-mail

    2013 Prize Winners of the Former Group Health Fitness Network

    • Tami Ritoch, running shoes
    • Michael Yovetich, running shoes
    • Kecia Reichstein, $250 REI gift card
    • Masaaki Sakuma-Kawai, $250 REI gift card
    • Jim Norris, $2,500 non-profit grant: American Lung Association
    • Martin Doyle, $2,500 non-profit grant: American Lung Association
    • Jenny Christophersen, grand prize: round-trip airfare for two, event registration, and two nights stay
    • Arron Jeffers, event registration
    • Patricia Scearce, event registration
    • Elizabeth Aubert, event registration
    • Julia Seidman, event registration
    • Mariann Gilpin, event registration
    • Joyce Tseng, event registration
    • Jerry Heniff, event registration
    • Adam Campbell, event registration
    • Steve Blatt, event registration
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