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Community Benefit Connect Announces Completion of Job Analysis Study

Community Benefit Connect is pleased to announce the results of our study on the community benefit role. Based on the expert guidance of subject matter experts, the final report includes the following information:

  • Industry Description
  • Overview of Study Methodology
  • Content Domains and Weightings
  • Knowledge Weightings
  • Professional Titles
  • Task Force Members

Community Benefit Connect will host a conference on May 3, 2017 where we will present the findings from the job analysis study, and will distribute the evidence-based job description to coincide with this presentation.

The findings from this study will be used as the basis for a future certificate program, learning modules and topics for facilitated roundtables at regional conferences. Plans for these activities, including timelines and budgets, are underway, and will be discussed at our conference in May. We hope you can join us and contribute to the ongoing body of evidence supporting the role and value of community benefit professionals.

Join Us May 3, 2017 in Irvine, California for our 3rd Annual Community Benefit Convening

The Community Benefit Connect 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 share ideas and make new connections.

Join us as we learn from each other, discuss solutions to community challenges, and share advice and ideas.

When: May 3, 2017, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Where: Hotel Irvine, Irvine, CA
Registration Fee: $75
Breakfast and lunch are included.

Come be inspired!

Check Out These Excellent Resources

RWJF – Improving Community Health by Strengthening Community Investment

Pioneering hospitals around the country are investing in their communities and engaging in population health initiatives to overcome the failure of the market to deliver the goods and services that disadvantaged communities need–affordable housing, community centers, grocery stores, childcare facilities, and other infrastructure improvements–to make them healthier places to live.


ACHI – Community Health Assessment Toolkit

This web-based Tookit offers a nine-step pathway for conducting a CHNA and developing Implementation Strategies.


AJPH – Hospitals Addressing Community Needs

Rosen Cramer, G., Singh, S.R., Flaherty, S. and Young, G.J. (2016) The Progress of US Hospitals in Addressing Community Needs. AJPH. Progress of hospital in addressing needs AJPH

Findings show wide variation among hospitals in CHNA implementation. Hospitals operating as part of a health system as well as hospitals participating in a Medicare accountable care organization showed greater progress in CHNA implementation whereas hospitals serving a greater proportion of uninsured showed less progress. It was also found that hospitals reporting the highest level of CHNA implementation progress spent more on community health improvement.