Our community health work is driven by a vision we call Well Community: a commitment to provide compassionate, holistic care to people who are vulnerable and would otherwise lack access to essential services.
We rely on an evidence-based approach to assess community health needs and cultivate a network of meaningful partnerships with community organizations, allowing us to provide a unique combination of innovative, inclusive services.
As the backbone of our Well Community approach, our signature focus is access to care for people with disproportionate unmet health needs.
Through a variety of initiatives, we help people in underserved populations establish a “health home” for high-quality care on an ongoing basis.
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An intensive case management initiative of Aurora Family Service, Coverage to Care provides guidance and self-advocacy coaching to at-risk patients significantly impacted by their environment, social conditions and other factors beyond their control.
This model places social service navigators in emergency departments to provide patients with knowledge and tools to manage their health care effectively and establish a meaningful relationship with a primary care provider.
Aurora Healing and Advocacy Services (AHAS) is an abuse-response program for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. AHAS works with hospitals to provide a range of resources for healing:
Partnerships are a key component of our Community Benefit efforts, allowing us to incorporate the strengths, capabilities and community relationships of local organizations that align with our purpose — and make a more lasting impact in the communities we serve.
Through the Aurora Better Together Fund (BTF), we provided financial support through grants for local non-profits that provided access to a continuum of health care. Through continued partnerships with Aurora Better Together Fund recipients, we continue to find new ways to collaborate in response to evolving community health needs.
Our financial assistance services help to lessen the financial burden of healthcare for those who are uninsured and financially disadvantaged.
Financial Advocates are available to provide personalized financial assessments, explain potential medical costs, discuss financial assistance resources, and help patients make the best decisions for their personal and financial health.
Our Helping Hand program also is available for qualifying patients who need help with costs for necessary medical procedures due to illness or injury.
Browse past years’ Community Benefits Corporate Reports to see key milestones and progress.