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.
Program meets the definition of Community Benefit.
Program shows measurable (process or impact) outcomes.
Program shows a financial outlay.
Program information is collected and analyzed by Community Benefit staff based upon an established Accountability and Eligibility system.