Cosponsored by Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, Grantmakers In Health, the Health and Environmental Funders Network, and The Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders, and the Health and Housing Funders’ Forum.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) establishes new community benefit requirements for tax-exempt hospitals and creates meaningful incentives for collaborative efforts to improve community health. This audioconference clarified the ACA’s hospital community benefit provisions, including requirements for hospital-sponsored Community Health Needs Assessments, and examined the promise (and potential pitfalls) of leveraging these rules to promote investments in community health. The discussion emphasized the critical role philanthropy can play in developing productive partnerships with hospitals and ensuring that the potential benefits of this important policy change are fully realized. Speakers included: Abbey Cofsky of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Gary Cohen of Health Care Without Harm, Jessica Curtis of Community Catalyst, Chris Kabel of the Kresge Foundation, and Kim VanPelt of St. Luke’s Health Initiatives.
- 2014 County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Overview – PDF document, 2223 KB
- Community Catalyst Curtis Presentation – Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, 1644 KB
- NEJM comm benefit 2013 Young et al – PDF document, 564 KB
- RWJF Cofsky Presentation – Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, 3589 KB
- Healing Communities and the Environment – PDF document, 2713 KB
- RWJF Commission to Build a Healthier America – PDF document, 1532 KB