Community Benefit Overview

Community benefits are programs and services designed to improve health in communities and increase access to health care. They are integral to the mission of Catholic and other not-for-profit health care organizations, and are the basis of tax exemption. For nearly 20 years, CHA has been a leader in the community benefit field, helping not‑for-profit health care organizations fulfill their community benefit mission.

New 2022 Update! A Guide for Planning and Reporting Community Benefit

CB_Guide_Cover_2022_250x320Updated in 2022 to incorporate equity and social determinants of health as community benefit priorities, CHA's A Guide for Planning and Reporting Community Benefit provides a comprehensive framework for health care organizations desiring to develop a strategic approach to planning, delivering and reporting on community benefit programs.
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Community Benefit and COVID-19

Updated guidance on reporting community benefit related to coronavirus

2018 Community Benefit Program Evaluation Webinar Series Recordings

Recordings from CHA/Vizient's webinar series on community benefit program evaluation are now available. The series, based on CHA's guide Evaluating Your Community Benefit Impact, was designed to help community benefit managers document the progress and impact of their programs while meeting Internal Revenue Service and/or funder requirements for program evaluation.  

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