Empire Health Foundation boldly advances health equity in eastern Washington and beyond. As collaborators, we pursue innovative solutions and transform systems to improve health and quality of life.
We invest in programs that aim to reduce—and ultimately eliminate—disparities that are adversely impacting marginalized and under-resourced children, families and communities in eastern Washington.
Improving the quality of life for our region’s older adults by fostering independence, dignity and respect OR Transforming the health of older adults with integrated medication management and health coaching.
Native American Health
Supporting tribal communities as they work to heal from their intergenerational trauma
Assisting our region’s nonprofit organizations with grant writing, training and technical assistance OR Leveraging funds to build capacity and grow resources in the region.
Childhood Obesity Prevention
Transforming the health of children one school lunch at a time OR Helping regional school district partners transform their school meal programs.
Working to measurably prevent the occurrence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
Transform the health of our region through collaborative partnerships.
Who We Serve
We commit to making health equity the foundation of our work. Our organization is striving to understand and effectively address health equity needs by collaborating with community leaders and organizations, leveraging resources, and building local capacity to measurably and sustainability improve the health of all people.See All Whom We Serve
Latest News from EHF
October 2019 Call for Proposals: Washington State Rural Facilities Capital Grants Partnership Fund
The October 2019 Request for Proposal (RFP) is open for the Rural Facilities Capital Grants Partnership Fund. Empire Health Foundation is proud to partner with Premera Blue Cross on this four-year Fund, which is intended to support the advancement of quality healthcare in under-resourced communities by making grants to hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other healthcare providers in rural areas of Washington State.
WSHA honors Newport Hospital & Health Services CEO and superintendent with leadership award
The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) honored Newport Hospital & Health Services CEO and Superintendent Tom Wilbur with its Joe Hopkins Memorial Award at the its Annual Member Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington in Renton Oct. 9.
New childhood obesity data shows progress, room for improvement in Spokane and nationwide
Amid national attention on childhood obesity rates, newly released data for Washington show that 7,100 youth ages 10-17 are obese. That puts the state’s rate for this age group at 11%, ranking Washington as the sixth lowest in the U.S.
Empire Health Foundation and Community Health Systems Reach a $72 Million Settlement in Cash Payments and Debt Relief for Patients
Empire Health Foundation (EHF) today announced the settlement of its lawsuit against Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS), the for-profit Nashville, Tennessee-based company that owned CHS Deaconess Medical Center (Deaconess) and CHS Valley Hospital and Medical Center (Valley) from October 31, 2008 to June 30, 2017.
Empire Health Foundation Receives Redefining American Healthcare Award
Empire Health Foundation receives the Redefining American Healthcare Award from Healthcare Leadership Council on behalf of entire family of partners
Spokane Housing Ventures and Empire Health Foundation Break Ground on New Affordable Housing Complex in Hillyard
Project to address affordable housing needs in Spokane County and provide safe, stable housing for families