Tagged: Affordable Care Act

Modifying Hospital Community Benefit Tax Policy: Easing Regulation, Advancing Population Health

Acting under existing legislative authority and without new funding, the new Administration can give hospitals greater flexibility over tax-exempt spending while strengthening their role in building healthy communities.

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Staying Healthy: The Role of Aging in Community

Significant financial barriers remain to older adults who want to age in place and stay connected to their communities.

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Fast Fact: More than $32 billion is spent on DSRIP in 8 states.

The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) shares how changes in the Affordable Care Act create a renewed effort to refocus funds to community benefit activities.

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Fast Fact: Hospital Community Benefit Dollars Can Benefit Community Development

The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) shares how changes in the Affordable Care Act create a renewed effort to refocus funds to community benefit activities.

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Dispatches: Renee Roy Elias on the Importance of Local Community Development Efforts

Our team is regularly on the road, hearing and learning about how community development and public health are joining forces. In this occasional series, we report on what we are discovering to help you stay on top of the cutting-edge policies, tools, and projects in the fields.

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How Baton Rouge Got Its Hospitals to Join Forces to Improve Residents’ Health

A community needs assessment conducted by five major hospitals in Baton Rouge has yielded powerful results—from farmers’ markets to efforts to reduce ER visits.

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How Hospitals Can Help Heal Communities

Many of America’s finest multi-billion-dollar healthcare institutions make their home in communities beset by poor health outcomes and racial and economic disparities. Nonprofit hospitals and health systems can no longer accept such disparities as facts of life, and the shift is well underway.

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Three Key Takeaways from the Alignment of Health and Community Development (AHEAD) Initiative

We know that cities across the country are grappling with deep inequities in health and well-being. We also know that the Affordable Care Act is changing the way that hospitals deliver health care services and think about their role in improving health. And there is a growing recognition that neighborhood factors have a profound impact …

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Vita Health & Wellness District, Stamford, Connecticut

In the early 2000s, Stamford Hospital began planning a major expansion. Located in Stamford, Connecticut’s West Side neighborhood, the 305-bed regional hospital envisioned a large new state-of-the-art addition to its facility. The hospital owned various pieces of real estate in the nearby neighborhood, but none were contiguous with its existing campus. Meanwhile, Charter Oak Communities (COC), …

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The Network’s Picks: Mapping Community Health

We know that there are health and economic disparities across communities especially when it comes to access to affordable housing, healthy food, and even neighborhood parks. Community Commons is an interactive mapping tool created to inspire change and improve communities. Thousands of databases are combined in categories such as income/economy, education, food, environment, and health. …

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