Community Benefit

Attending Meetings

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Question: Should we include the time of executive staff members attending meetings and participating in community-based initiatives?

Recommendation: If executive staff members attend meetings and participate in community-based initiatives that are related to health care and the organization's mission, then time should be counted as community benefit (community-wide obesity programs, health care access initiatives). If the meetings and initiatives deal with activities that meet the criteria for community building (addressing the root causes of health problems such as homeless coalition, literacy strategies) report as community building. If meetings and initiatives are related to community good will, staff time should not be counted as community benefit.