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Community Benefit

What is Community Benefit?

The term ‘Community Benefit’ describes programs or activities that provide treatment and/or promote health and healing as a response to identified community needs. These programs are not provided for marketing purposes. A community benefit must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Generates a low or negative margin
  • Responds to needs of special populations, such as persons living in poverty and other disenfranchised persons
  • Supplies services or programs that would likely be discontinued-or would need to be provided by another not-for-profit or government provider– if the decision was made on a purely financial basis
  • Responds to public health needs
  • Involves education or research that improves overall community health

To help determine what types of services and programs would most benefit the particular communities served, hospitals are required to carry out a Community Health Needs Assessment and implementation strategies. 

Click here to view Day Kimball Healthcare's latest Community Health Needs Assessment >

Some of the services and programs that we offer to answer the needs identified by our Community Health Needs Assessment are:

Adult and Child Bereavement Support Groups
Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregiver Training Workshops
Asthma Clinic
Blood Drives
Blood Pressure Screening
Bone Density Screening
Caregiver Support Grou
Cholesterol Screening
Clergy Community Network
Sponsorship of Community Health Events
Employee Wellness (Outside DKH)
Family Training
Flu & Pneumonia Immunization Clinics
Health Column
Health Education Lectures/Presentations to Community
Health Fairs
Participation in HealthQuest Collaborative & Initiatives
Heart Health Presentations
Hospice In-Service

Integrative Medicine Presentations
Learning in Retirement
Participation in NECASA initatives
Open Houses
Paramedic Intercept Program
Parkinson's Support Group/Presentation
Personal Care Training II
Planned Giving Seminar (Estate Planning)
Senior Resources Services and Foot Care Clinic
Senior Social Events
Smoking Cessation
Stroke Support Group
Student Mentor/Shadow Program
Students - Technical/Clinical LPN/RN
Students- Other Health Professionals
Susan Chilkott Memorial Healthcare Professionals' Scholarship
TBI Support Group