March 2018

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Salary Survey for Community Benefit

  • Community Benefit Connect is conducting a national salary and job survey for professionals working in community benefit.
  • This survey will help to define the community benefit workplace and provide benchmark data.
  • It is anonymous.
  • For the results to be meaningful, we need to hear from you.
  • The results will be summarized and made available through Community Benefit Connect.

Click here to take the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CBConnectSalary

If you have questions about this survey please contact Melissa Biel at mbiel@communitybenefitconnect.org.

Join us in person at the Community Benefit Connect 4th Annual Convening

May 9, 2018, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Irvine, California

The Community Benefit Connect Fourth Annual Convening provides a unique networking opportunity for hospital community benefit professionals and those interested in community benefit. We will discuss current issues and challenges facing you as practitioners, and showcase the best of community benefit today. Community benefit professionals from a variety of settings will welcome colleagues and make new connections. At this meeting we will release the results of the national salary survey for community benefit professionals. Join us as we learn from each other, discuss solutions to community challenges and share advice and ideas. Come be inspired!

Event objectives

  • Meet and connect with community benefit colleagues.
  • Discuss emerging community benefit issues and discover ideas and solutions.

Click here to see the meeting agenda and register: http://www.cvent.com/d/9tq27m

The conference fee is only $75 and includes breakfast and lunch.

Hospitals are Healing Communities

Hospitals can tackle food insecurity, obesity, and chronic disease while promoting healthy, local, and sustainable food systems. Created with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Health Care Without Harm’s “Delivering community benefit: Healthy food playbook” inspires and supports hospital community benefit professionals and community partners in developing initiatives to promote healthy food access and healthy, local and sustainable food systems.

The playbook offers resources to address diet-related community health needs throughout the community health engagement process. The playbook features case studies from hospitals across the country and 25 guidance resources that support Community Health Needs Assessments; developing Implementation Strategies; and evaluating, reporting, and communicating results.

Community Benefit Compliance

A goal of Community Benefit Connect is to provide you with community benefit resources all in one place. You don’t have to search through a variety of websites to find CB resources; we have done the work for you. If you need to quickly access community benefit regulations, we have posted the links to federal and state CB regulations. Book mark this link so you can easily find the IRS guidance and reporting instructions, and find state regulations, along with other helpful resources:

Compliance

Updated Community Benefit Guidelines for Massachusetts Hospitals

The updated guidelines address:

  • Awareness of the social determinants of health.
  • Increased community engagement.
  • Promotion of regional collaboration.
  • Transparent action plans.

The guidelines are available here: Guidelines for Non-Profit Hospitals.
The Alliance for Community Health Integration praised the guidelines and the collaborative process the MA Attorney General used to gain input for the updated guidelines. See the press release here:
http://healthyamericans.org/health-issues/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Press-Release_AGO-Community-Benefit-Guidelines_ACHI-2.7.18.pdf

Resources for Community Benefit

Childhood Obesity
NCCOR has created a Measures Registry, a searchable database of diet and physical activity measures relevant to childhood obesity research. The registry can be found here: http://nccor.org/projects/measures/index.php.

Healthy Eating Research (HER) is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among low-income and racial and ethnic populations at highest risk for obesity. http://healthyeatingresearch.org/

Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (NOPREN) is a thematic research network of CDC’s Prevention Research Centers Program. Its mission is to conduct transdisciplinary nutrition- and obesity-related policy research and evaluation. Check out the Tools and Trainings page https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/prc/resources/.

Housing and Community Benefit

Enterprise Community Partners and the Catholic Health Association developed a paper titled “Housing and Community Benefit: What Counts?” This report provides guidance to hospitals on housing-related activities to report as community benefit.

The paper recommends various housing-related programs or activities be reported as community benefit. These include but are not limited to health promotion, supportive housing services, screening, health assessments, legal aid and others. The paper also lists housing-related programs or activities that should not be reported as community benefit.

How to Contact Us

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