Cambia Health Foundation is the corporate foundation of Cambia Health Solutions, a total health solutions company dedicated to transforming the way people experience health care. The foundation has funded over $60 million in grants to advance patient-focused and family-oriented care for all through two programs: Sojourns, which advances palliative care access, awareness, and quality to help people with serious illness and their caregivers live well; and Healthy People, Healthy Communities, which advances whole person care strategies that reduce disparities, address social influencers of health, and empower every person to achieve optimal health and well-being.
Cambia Health Foundation serves health care consumers and their caregivers across the United States through investments in palliative care program development, workforce capacity, and leadership development. Through Healthy People, Healthy Communities, it partners with grantees to positively impact the health and well-being of people living in Oregon, Washington, Utah, and Idaho.
Cambia Health Foundation has two main programs: Sojourns and Health People, Healthy Communities. Within Sojourns, it invests in palliative care to help people with serious illness and their caregivers live as well as possible for as long as possible. Within Healthy People, Healthy Communities it invests in ideas, models, and whole person strategies that improve individual and population health with a goal of eliminating disparities.
Total Assets: $64 million 2019
Amount Dedicated to Health-Related Grants: $8 million FY 2019
Special Initiatives and/or Representative Health and Human Services Grants
Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program—The Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program is the signature program of the Cambia Health Foundation. Launched in 2014, the goal is to identify, cultivate, and advance the next generation of palliative care leaders. There are 62 Sojourns Scholars from across the country and $11 million dollars invested in their leadership projects to date. ($11 million)
Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare—This grant supports the full integration of primary care in a community behavioral health residential setting serving individuals with severe and persistent mental illness transitioning out of homelessness in the Portland, Oregon metro region. ($300,000)
Idaho Primary Care Association—This grant works to create patient-driven fully integrated services across Idaho that address health disparities and improve outcomes. The initiative has a strong focus on integrating social determinants of health within primary care models in both rural and urban settings. ($500,000)
Huntsman Cancer Institute—This grant supports Huntsman at Home, a demonstration project designed to extend seamless home care to cancer patients and their families in Utah. It provides comprehensive cancer care and includes home care to Huntsman Cancer Institute patients. ($277,000)
Global to Local—This grant supports Global to Local in partnership with HealthPoint in applying lessons from global health to improve whole person care for Spanish-speaking clients of HealthPoint’s Tukwila clinic in the state of Washington. ($200,000)
Transforming Health Care
“Our efforts to transform health care began with philanthropic investments in palliative care to help people with serious illness and their caregivers live as well as possible for as long as possible through personalized care that reduces suffering and improves the quality of life for both the patient and their family members.
Under Healthy People, Healthy Communities, our grantees attend to care for the whole person—not only their health care needs, but also the social influences that impact their overall health and well-being. Cambia Health Foundation invests in innovative strategies that help to eliminate disparities and make the health care journey more inclusive, person-focused, and economically sustainable from birth through natural completion of life.”
– Peggy Maguire, President, Cambia Health Foundation