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 Resources for CHA Members


Community Benefit and Tax Exemption

A Guide to Talking to Media, Policy Makers and the Public
Updated February 2022

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Upcoming Events

Community Benefit 101
Be sure to check our Calendar of Events for a full listing of upcoming events.

New in Community Benefit

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.