Community Benefit

Printed Resources


A Guide for Planning and Reporting Community Benefit (2015 Edition)


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Evaluating Your Community Benefit Impact (2015 Edition)


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Assessing and Addressing Community Health Needs (2015 Edition)


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2015 Community Benefit Combo Pack (available in hardcopy and electronic formats)

Purchase all three new Community Benefit resources at a discounted price. This package includes:

  • A Guide for Planning and Reporting Community Benefit (2015 Edition)
  • Assessing and Addressing Community Health Needs (2015 Edition)
  • Evaluating Your Community Benefit Impact 
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Healing Communities and the Environment: Opportunities for Community Benefit Programs

This document, published as a discussion draft in Spring 2012, encourages and informs health care organization leaders about ways to engage their organization and communities served around improving community health through environmental improvements. While environmental factors include the physical, social and economic environment in which we live, work and raise families, this document focuses on the physical environment, including the quality of our air, water, food and facility and public energy and chemical polices.

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Beyond Charity Care: Mission Matters for Tax-Exempt Health Care

This monograph addresses two critical questions lawmakers and others often raise: How do non-for-profit hospitals distinguish themselves as charitable institutions? Should non-for-profit health care organizations continue to be tax-exempt? Using research and discussions with Catholic health care leaders, health care lawyer J. David Seay affirms that the mission of non-for-profit health care continues to be distinctive and advises policy makers to preserve tax-exemption of mission-based non-for-profit health care. An important resource for board trustees, executives, and advocacy leaders.

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The IRS Form 990, Schedule H: Community Benefit and Catholic Health Care Governance Leaders

A booklet that describes the IRS Form 990, Schedule H, what boards need to know about IRS reporting requirements, and why community benefit and tax exemption are important issues for Catholic health care.

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