Hospitals report community benefit data annually. Apprise Health Insights, OAHHS’s data and analytics subsidiary, maintains a data dashboard which displays the data at a system-view or at a hospital-level view. The dashboard can be accessed here:
For a printer friendly version of the most recent data, click here to be directed to a report.
Community Benefit encompasses a wide range of services that respond to specific, identified health needs. To find out what counts as Community Benefit and what does not, click here.
With the passage of HB 3076 in 2019, the Oregon State Legislature created a community benefit minimum spending floor program for Oregon’s hospitals and their affiliated clinics. The bill allows hospitals to choose the grouping the spending floor is applied to, including but not limited to:
To inform community benefit spending, hospitals are required to conduct a community health needs assessment (CHNA) and develop and community health improvement plan (CHIP). The CHNA is conducted every three years with the hospital’s community. CHNAs focus not only on health care needs but also the community’s socioeconomic needs.
The Oregon Health Authority maintains a list of current CNHAs and CHIPs for each hospital, found here: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/ANALYTICS/Pages/hospital-index.aspx