Community Benefit

Literacy Program

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Question: Our hospital has a Reach Out and Read Program, which provides books and other educational materials in English and Spanish to patients in our outpatient clinic ages six months to five years. We receive a grant to help with funding for the program.

Recommendation: We recommend it not be reported as community benefit, because it is provided primarily for patients of your clinic. A criteria for community benefit is that the service not be provided primarily for patients or others affiliated with the organization.