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

Posted by: | Posted on: July 29, 2011


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.


At this event participants will learn:

  • How community benefit demonstrates the organizational mission.
  • The latest news on tax exemption/community benefit issues at the federal and state levels, including the revised IRS Form 990, Schedule H for Hospitals and new requirements for tax-exempt hospitals in the Affordable Care Act.
  • Steps for developing and implementing community benefit programs, including building a sustainable infrastructure, assessing community needs and assets, planning and evaluating services.
  • What counts and doesn’t count as community benefit.
  • Community benefit accounting principles.
  • How best to tell the community benefit story.
  • How to get started.

All participants will receive a copy of CHA’s A Guide for Planning and Reporting Community Benefit, 2008 Edition and Evaluating Community Benefit Programs.

For more information about the conference and agenda, please visit CHA’s website.