Community Benefit 101

Community Benefit 101: The Nuts and Bolts of Planning
and Reporting Community Benefit

Oct. 15, 16, 17, 2024
from 2 to 5 p.m. ET each day

Planning and reporting community benefit are key functions of Catholic-sponsored and other not-for-profit health care organizations. The Catholic Health Association's highly regarded Community Benefit 101 program provides new community benefit professionals and others who want to learn about community benefit with the basics of community benefit programing.

This virtual program is taught by experienced community benefit leaders and provides ample opportunities for participant questions and engagement as well as access to practical tools and resources.

Participants in this virtual gathering will receive:

  • A copy of CHA's A Guide for Planning and Reporting Community Benefit.
  • 24/7 access to recorded presentations and resources after the live event.
The CB 101 virtual conference sessions will cover:
  • How community benefit demonstrates the organization's mission.
  • The latest news on tax exemption/community benefit public policy issues.
  • Requirements for Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategies.
  • 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.


Oct. 15, 16, 17, 2024
from 2 to 5 p.m. ET each day
(Please adjust for your time zone)

Registration Fee:
CHA Members*: $150/$300
Non-Members: $600
AHA Member Pricing: $450

*CHA Member registration fee is based upon member type. Contact the CHA Service Center at [email protected] for your pricing.

The American Hospital Association is a sponsor of CB 101 and AHA members are eligible for a discounted registration fee of $450 for this program! To request a discount code that can be used at registration, please complete this form. Send any questions to [email protected].


Who Should Attend

While it is designed for new community benefit professionals, the virtual format makes this meeting accessible to a wider audience, including:

  • Staff in mission, finance/tax, population health, strategic planning, diversity and inclusion, communications, government relations, and compliance who want to learn about the important relationship between their work and community benefit/community health.
  • Veteran community benefit staff who want a refresher course to update them on current practices, inspire future activities and connect with others in nonprofit health care doing this work.
  • Community partners, consultants and researchers who want to learn more about not-for-profit hospital community benefit processes and requirements.



Chara Abrams, MPH
System Director, Community Health and Health Equity

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Michael Bilton 
System Director, Community Health/Community Benefit
CommonSpirit Health

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Stephen Clarke, JD
Managing Director, Exempt Organization Tax Services Division
Ernst & Young LLP

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Toni Conley, CPA
Community Health and Well-Being Compliance and Community Investing
Trinity Health


Melissa Dean, MSN, MBA
Director, Health Equity and Community Partnerships
Mercy Medical Center


Jaime C. Dircksen
Vice President, Community Health and Well-Being
Trinity Health 


Afia Griffith, MA, MPA
Director, Community Benefit
Ascension St. Vincent


Trina S. Hackensmith
Vice President
Lyon Software

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Nancy Lim, MPH
Director, Community Health Improvement

Megan McAninch-Jones, MSc, MBA
Executive Director, Community Health
Providence St Joesph Health

Michael Miller

Michael Miller Jr., MA, HEC-C
System Vice President of Mission and Ethics
SSM Health


Brian Reardon
Vice President, Communications & Marketing


Vondie Woodbury, MPA
Woodbury Group Consulting

Certificate of Attendance

Please note: CHA does not offer Continuing Education Units (CEU) for any programs. Participants will receive an email with information on how to acquire a Certificate of Attendance following the program (typically included in the program evaluation email). Certificates of Attendance may be submitted to relevant organizations that accept proof of contact hours as credit. These include:

American College of Healthcare Executives: American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) members may self-report qualifying CEUs using the contact hour information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance. To self-report, log in as a member on the ACHE site; use the link on the left-hand side to self-report applicable contact hours for CEU credit.

NACC Board Certified Chaplains: National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) board certified chaplain members may self-report their continuing education hours (CEH's) using the contact hours information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance.

For further information regarding Certificates of Attendance, please contact CHA's Programs and Learning Department at [email protected].