Foundation for Healthy Communities Releases 2022 Statewide Community Benefit Report
New Hampshire’s hospitals provided more than $594 million in community benefits in 2020, according to the 2022 Statewide Community Benefit Report: An Overview of Hospital Activities recently released by the Foundation for Healthy Communities.
Hospital community benefit programs are designed to provide increased access to care and address population health inequalities for vulnerable patients. This includes financial assistance provided, unreimbursed costs of patient care, free or low-cost immunizations, charitable contributions, family support services, health education and community building activities.
Community benefit investments include:
- Health services for vulnerable or under-served people
- Financial or in-kind support of public health programs, such as management of chronic diseases like asthma and diabetes
- Donations of funds, property, or other resources that contribute to a community priority, such as obesity, substance abuse, or health care services for the homeless
- Health care cost containment activities, like free health education programs that can help people manage their conditions without the need for more costly services
- Health screening and prevention services
The statewide community benefit report is published annually to demonstrate the community investment impact of New Hampshire hospitals and health systems beyond the traditional hospital care setting. The 2022 report represents data collected fiscal year 2020 data from 24 non-profit New Hampshire hospitals as they reported to the IRS to quantify hospital contributions, such as unreimbursed costs, uncompensated care and other free, discounted and unique programs that are critical to the health of New Hampshire communities.
Click here to read the full 2022 Community Benefits Report
New Hampshire hospitals are leaders. They are partners. They are here in our communities—just for us. And with their light illuminating the path, together we can create better health for ourselves, our families, and our communities.
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