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What is a Community Benefit?

A community benefit is a program or activity that provides treatment or promotes health and healing as a response to identified community needs and meets at least one of these community benefit objectives:
  • Improves access to health care services.
  • Enhances health of the community.
  • Advances medical or health knowledge.
  • Relieves or reduces the burden of government or other community efforts.

Determining a Community Benefit

Programs must fit specific criteria to count as a Community Benefit.
  1. Program meets the definition of Community Benefit.
  2. Program shows measurable (process or impact) outcomes.
  3. Program shows a financial outlay.

Program information is collected and analyzed by Community Benefit staff based upon an established Accountability and Eligibility system. 

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