Hilltop Hospital Community Benefit Program Director Gayle Nelson gave this presentation at the National Academy for State Health Policy’s 27th Annual State Health Policy Conference on October 8, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia. Nelson discussed hospital community benefits and various approaches states could use to leverage them to improve population health.

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Hilltop Hospital Community Benefit Program Director Gayle D. Nelson, JD, MPH, gave this presentation to the steering committee of the Milbank Memorial Fund-supported Reforming States Group (RSG) at their meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on August 27, 2014. Nelson discussed hospital community benefit and the cost of tax exemption; using hospital community benefit as a policy lever; and avenues interested policymakers could explore with respect to their own states’ community benefit landscapes.

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This is the ninth issue brief in a series released by Hilltop’s Hospital Community Benefit Program. This brief continues the program’s examination of state-level community benefit oversight by focusing on the ten states that require hospitals to develop implementation strategies.  

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This is the eighth issue brief in a series published by Hilltop’s Hospital Community Benefit Program. This brief focuses on updating significant points concerning community health needs assessment (CHNA) and other aspects of community benefit discussed in the earlier briefs, as well as on identifying and exploring more recent developments and emerging issues. Specifically, this brief discusses the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS’s) 2013 proposed rules, “Community Health Needs Assessments for Charitable Hospitals,” and their potential impact on nonprofit hospital needs assessment, community benefit planning, and collaborative approaches to community health improvement.

 

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This is the seventh issue brief in a series released by Hilltop’s Hospital Community Benefit Program. This brief is a companion to the online tool, Community Benefit State Law Profiles, and presents the Profiles’ findings and begins the analysis—in effect, viewing state community benefit standards through the lens of the ACA—to facilitate a better understanding of each state’s community benefit landscape and its significance in the context of  national health reform.

 

 

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At the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting on June 25, 2013, in Baltimore, Maryland, Hospital Community Benefit Program Director Martha H. Somerville, JD, MPH, delivered a panel discussion. Her presentation addressed hospital charity care/community benefits/tax exemption; federal community health needs assessment and implementation strategies; collaborative needs assessment; and the role of nonprofit hospitals in health system transformation.

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At the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting on June 23, 2013, in Baltimore, Maryland, Hospital Community Benefit Program Director Martha H. Somerville, JD, MPH, and Policy Analyst Gayle Nelson, JD, MPH, gave a poster presentation entitled Community Benefit State Law Profiles. This poster highlights the variation in community benefit laws across states in comparison with the federal community benefit standard.

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Hilltop Hospital Community Benefit Program Policy Analyst Gayle D. Nelson, JD, MPH, gave a presentation at a National Association of Counties (NaCo) webinar titled “Using the Community Health Needs Assessment to Inform Policymaking” on May 30, 2013. In her presentation, Nelson provided a legal context for community health needs assessment (CHNA); described CHNA’s role in community health improvement; and discussed CHNA requirements and processes for nonprofit hospitals.

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Hilltop Hospital Community Benefit Program Director Martha H. Somerville, JD, MPH, gave a presentation at an Institute of Medicine (IOM) workshop titled Achieving Health Equity via the Affordable Care Act: Promises, Provisions, and Making Reform a Reality for Diverse Patients on April 22, 2013, in Hartford, Connecticut. In her presentation, Driving Health Equity through Public Policy: Hospital Community Benefits, Somerville discussed tax-exempt hospitals’ community benefit responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and identified how the ACA requirements can be used as levers to advance health equity.

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This is the sixth issue brief in a series resleased by Hilltop’s Hospital Community Benefit Program. This brief is a companion to the online tool, Community Benefit State Law Profiles, and presents the Profiles’ findings and begins the analysis—in effect, viewing state community benefit standards through the lens of the ACA—to facilitate a better understanding of each state’s community benefit landscape and its significance in the context of national health reform. The other issue briefs in the Hospital Community Benefits after the ACA series are The Emerging Federal Framework, Building on State Experience, Partnerships for Community Health Improvement, Schedule H and Hospital Community Benefit—Opportunities and Challenges for the States, and Community Building and the Root Causes of Poor Health.

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