Planning and reporting community benefit are key functions of Catholic-sponsored and other not-for-profit health care organizations. The Catholic Health Association, the leader in the community benefit field, offers a one-and-a-half day seminar for new community benefit professionals that covers the basics of community benefit programming.
Taught by experienced community benefit leaders, this program, Oct. 27-28, in St. Louis, presents a practical framework for assessing community needs and planning, evaluating and reporting on community benefit programs.
At this event, participants will learn:
- How community benefit demonstrates the organization's mission.
- The latest news on tax exemption/community benefit issues at the federal and state levels.
- Steps for planning and evaluating community benefit programs.
- Policies needed to support community benefit programs.
- What counts and doesn't count as community benefit.
- Community benefit accounting principles.
- How to tell the community benefit story.
- How to get started.
All participants will receive a copy of the latest version of CHA's A Guide for Planning and Reporting Community Benefit.
While it is designed for new community benefit professionals it will also be of interest to staff in finance, strategic planning and compliance who want to learn about federal requirements for tax-exempt hospitals around community health needs assessments, planning and financial assistance/billing and collections.
Even community benefit professionals should consider attending. 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.