July 2014 Community Benefit Update

Community Benefit Pre-Assembly Session Materials and Recordings Now Available
A summary, session handouts and the session recording of the Community Benefit Pre-Assembly program are now available on the CHA website. Member login is required to access the recording.

RWJF Culture of Health Prize
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Culture of Health Prize is available to communities working to build a Culture of Health. In 2015, up to 10 winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their accomplishments celebrated and shared broadly to inspire locally-driven change across the nation. RWJF wants to hear how local leaders and community members are creating solutions that give everyone the opportunity for a healthy life. Deadline is Sept. 17. An informational webinar will be held on July 22 at 3 p.m. ET to discuss the criteria for prize selection and application processes. Visit the website for more information.

Upcoming CHA Programs

Community Benefit 101: The Nuts and Bolts of Planning and Reporting Community Benefit
Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2014, in St. Louis

Taught by experienced community benefit leaders, this one-and-a-half day conference presents a practical framework for assessing community needs and planning, evaluating and reporting on community benefit programs. While designed for new community benefit professionals, veteran community benefit staff have shared that it is a good refresher course to update them on current practices, inspire future activities and connect with others in nonprofit health care doing this work. Visit the CHA website to learn more and register.

What Counts Webinar — Registration Opening Soon
Oct. 28, 2014

This webinar will review the basic community benefit reporting guidelines from the IRS Form 990, Schedule H, Instructions and from CHA's best-selling resource, A Guide for Planning and Reporting Community Benefit. Presenters Patsy Matheny and Julie Trocchio, national experts on community benefit issues, will speak to some of the frequently asked questions they receive as well as to some of the "sticky" questions submitted to CHA's "What Counts Hotline."