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The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control presents the results of a systematic literature review of existing assessment resources: 42 frequently recommended metrics for use in Community Health Needs Assessments, complete with hyperlinks to existing indicator data sources.
At Lyon Software, we often come across fantastic resources. Community Commons is one of those that can really make a difference in your programs and your organization’s impact.
“Community Commons is an interactive mapping, networking, and learning utility for the broad-based healthy, sustainable, and livable communities’ movement.
“The 2012 edition of CHA’s A Guide for Planning and Reporting Community Benefit has been updated to include guidance on meeting new federal requirements for tax-exempt hospitals to conduct community health needs assessments and adopt implementation strategies to meet identified needs. The new edition also includes updated guidelines for reporting information on the IRS Form 990, Schedule H for Hospitals as well as valuable new information from community benefit and public health professionals about leading practices in community health improvement.”
To order the Guide, visit CHA’s website.
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 for 20 years, offers a one-and-a-half day seminar for new community benefit professionals that covers the basics of community benefit programming.