Community Benefit

A Guide for Planning and Reporting Community Benefit

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Updated in 2015 to align with final IRS rules implementing new requirements for tax-exempt hospitals, CHA's A Guide for Planning and Reporting Community Benefit includes guidance on meeting federal requirements for tax-exempt hospitals to conduct community health needs assessments and adopt implementation strategies to meet identified needs. The Guide also includes guidelines for reporting information on the IRS Form 990, Schedule H for Hospitals, as well as valuable information from community benefit and public health professionals about leading practices in community health improvement.

The Guide provides a comprehensive framework for health care organizations desiring to develop a more strategic approach to planning, delivering and reporting on community benefit programs. The Guide has numerous links to additional tools, examples and resources that can be accessed on the CHA website. This resource is available in hardcopy and PDF formats.

Downloadable PDFs of the 2015 edition - FREE for CHA Members (login required)


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