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Community Benefit Insight Newsletter

Showing the Impact of Community Benefit Expenditures 

Since the 1950's, nonprofit hospitals have been required to spend a portion of their operating budget on "community benefit".  In this recently released impact story, learn how community benefit expenditure requirements have changed over the years and how the Community Benefit Insight tool is working to connect the dots between community benefit expenditures and community health needs. 
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Community Benefit Insight FAQs

What are the data sources for CBI? 

The primary data source for the Community Benefit Insight tool is IRS Form 990. Additional data sources are used to confirm nonprofit hospital status and provide contextual information about each hospital. 

Additional sources include: Schedule H, CMS Cost Report, CMS Providers of Service, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Hilltop Institute.
What is the CBI data release schedule? 

The majority of IRS Form 990 returns from tax exempt organizations which operate hospitals are available 16 months after the end of the organization’s tax period. However, these organizations can select their own tax reporting period. For example, a 2016 tax reporting year may start late in calendar year 2016 and extend well into calendar year 2017. Therefore, the availibity of returns can vary significantly across all organizations.
 
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Relevant Resources & Partner News 

All In Data for Community Health Publication!

This publication collects stories of challenges & achievements in cross-sector data sharing initiatives from across the country.
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Is More Always Better?

Recently published document from The BUILD Health Challenge discusses the evolving composition and outcomes related to the funding collaborative. 
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COVID-19 Resources

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps’ new page features a wealth of resources to help your community address coronavirus-related challenges and lead an inclusive and equitable response and recovery. 
Find more info here

The revised 10 Essential Public Health Services are live!

After 25 years, updates were made with input from thousands of public health professionals to center equity in the framework and incorporate current and future public health practice. 
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