The communities Cleveland Clinic serves are close to our hearts. Our neighbors are our extended family and we care deeply about meeting their needs. Of course that means providing the most advanced, accessible and compassionate healthcare in our hospitals and clinics. But we also must provide for our neighbors’ well-being in other ways. That starts with being a good listener — regularly engaging with community members and leaders, asking how we can help, then taking action.

Our top priority is to protect the most vulnerable. We are working with our community partners to address urgent issues: food insecurity and childhood hunger; infant and maternal health; the threat of lead poisoning in homes; mental health concerns, especially among children and adolescents; and the barriers and disparities that keep underserved people from getting the care they deserve. As Ohio’s largest employer and a major employer in every community we serve, Cleveland Clinic strives to improve economic conditions for all. We do this by recruiting, training and hiring local people; investing in neighborhood development projects, including affordable housing; and contracting with diverse suppliers to grow businesses and increase employment. We seek a better future by educating tomorrow’s caregivers, helping young people enter healthcare careers, and funding medical research that saves lives.

Our mission to uplift the communities we call home is not limited to Northeast Ohio. It is our calling everywhere Cleveland Clinic is located. We are proud to say that, in 2022, our community benefit contribution totaled $1.42 billion.

 2022 Community Benefits pie chart

The Community Benefit provided by Cleveland Clinic is far-reaching, from providing accessible healthcare, to educating the next generation of healthcare professionals, funding medical research that leads to advanced treatments and cures, and supporting community health initiatives.

Community Health Needs Assessment Reports

The Cleveland Clinic health system completed comprehensive community health needs assessments (CHNAs), which included all communities surrounding the system’s hospitals and family health centers. The goals of these assessments were to identify and evaluate health-related needs in the communities Cleveland Clinic serves and to use this information to fulfill our mission.