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Tracking Community Benefit Spending

Nonprofit hospitals make up the majority of hospitals in the US. In exchange for their tax-exempt status, the federal government requires these hospitals to provide support in the form of community benefits. Recent Medical Care Blog post, authored by a CBI team member Alexa Ortiz, discusses community benefit spending and the need to ensure alignment with community needs.
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CBI Functionality Spotlight

CBI goes beyond providing nonprofit hospital community benefit spending data, we allow users to compare this data across hospitals to better support collaboration between hospitals & community stakeholders. 
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Available Now - More CBI Data!

Larger portions of the CBI dataset are now available through purchase of a license. The revenue generated through the sale of data enables RTI, a non-profit research organization, to maintain CBI and update it each year.

To inquire about what this includes and our pricing structure, please email the team through the button below. 
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Looking Ahead
Webinar: Centering Racial Justice In Community Benefit Investment
Community Catalyst’s Community Benefit & Economic Stability Initiative is hosting a webinar on Thursday, September 16, 2021. This event will be discussing racial justice in community benefit investments and how hospitals’ limited community benefit resources can be appropriately targeted to achieve equity. 

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NASHP’s 34th Annual State Health Policy Conference: State Health Policy Unmuted
Hosted by The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), #NASHPCONF21 will take place virtually, September 21-22, 2021. Join leading state health policy experts to discuss the most emergent and cutting-edge issues facing the state health policy community along with best practices and innovative solutions.

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A Dialogue about Poverty in America
Reducing poverty is necessary for a healthy society. County Health Rankings & Roadmaps’ next webinar, A Dialogue about Poverty in America, will introduce a new data tool to explore differences in poverty rates by race in the healthiest counties. Join at 3pm ET on September 28 to learn about this new resource and for a frank conversation on the roots of poverty and the impact on health.

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Public Health Innovation Showcase & Summit 
The Public Health National Center for Innovations is hosting the virtual Public Health Innovation Summit & Showcase on September 28 & 29, 2021. The Summit includes conversations and sessions led by innovators focused on emerging practices in public health. There will also be space for attendees to share creative projects and innovations from their community and learn from other attendees. 

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NAHDO's 36th Annual Conference [Rising to the Challenge: Connecting Data with Policy]
The National Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO) annual conference is scheduled for September 28-30, 2021. The virtual event (#NAHDO2021) will bring together experts and industry leaders who will speak about insights and ideas to improve on existing solutions and emerging technologies, new applications and opportunities.

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National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health
The 6th National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health is scheduled to occur virtually, October 4-6, 2021. Representatives from health systems, hospital associations, foundations, businesses, national and community nonprofits, health insurers, academic institutions and policy centers will convene to share best practices.

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All In National Meeting 2021
The virtual All In National Meeting will take place November 8-10, 2021. This year’s themes include centering racial equity, navigating the spectrum of community engagement, and focusing on policy change.

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Relevant Resources
SIREN Coffee & Science
Social Interventions Research & Evaluation Network (SIREN) recently launched a new cycle of their biweekly conversations tackling the topic of Adjustment, which refers to health care activities that change clinical care to accommodate patients’ social conditions. 

Listen to the conversations on demand
Federal Policy Recommendations to Advance Health Equity 
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently released a series of policy briefs that include evidence-based recommendations to help people through the immediate health and economic crises and longer-term recommendations to ensure a fair and just opportunity for health.

View the series here
Social Determinants of Health Database
We need to identify health equity gaps so we can understand and eliminate them – to help accomplish this goal, AHRQ has launched a Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Database. The database provides easily linkable SDOH-focused data to better inform approaches to address emerging health issues and improve health outcomes.

Learn more about the data
Community Close Ups
Find case studies that break down the “how-tos” of community development and health collaborations with the Building Health Places Network's Community Close-up series. The series showcases innovative cross-sector partnerships addressing SDOH and health inequities across the country.

View the series here
Insight and Inspiration
Join the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) for their Insight & Inspiration series that will feature nationally recognized thought leaders, authors, and strategic thinkers for insight and inspiration to motivate and advance public health leadership amid the COVID-19 response. 

View the series here
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