Community Benefits

America’s hospitals provide compassionate, high quality care 24 hours a day, seven days a week within a hospital’s walls. But they do more than that.

Hospitals also work to make their communities healthier through numerous community outreach programs, education efforts, health screenings, and various wellness and prevention activities. As the health needs of communities change, the instantly recognizable blue and white “H” sign points patients and families to the one place they can rely on to meet their needs – the local hospital.

To help tell this story, listen to radio spots airing in markets across the country highlighting hospital’s efforts in advancing health within their communities.

Check back for more campaign events in your community. You can all see how hospitals are connecting with local organizations right now and creating innovative programs to build stronger communities.

Case examples

o   http://www.ahacommunityconnections.org

o   http://www.ahacommunityconnections.org/case-studies/index.dhtml

o   http://www.aha.org/advocacy-issues/initiatives/facilitators.shtml

Community benefit/tax-exempt status

o   http://www.ahacommunityconnections.org/tools-resources/beyondschedh.shtml

o   http://www.aha.org/advocacy-issues/taxexempt/index.shtml