Welcome to Community Benefit and Community Health Needs Assessment (CB/CHNA).
Michigan Medicine provides numerous local and statewide community programs and services that make a difference in the lives of the individuals and families who make up our communities. As a world class academic health center, we treat and care for everyone, including those who may have barriers to affording and accessing healthcare, and we create and participate in various outreach programs, support groups and services designed to improve health and help everyone, including individuals who may never be U-M patients. This is part of our commitment to improving overall health and increasing access to care for all.
The CB/CHNA Web site highlights UMHS contributions to the community in the areas of uncompensated patient care costs, community health improvement services, and research and education meant to improve community health, as well community investments in programs that are doing critical work to address social determinants of health. Providing community benefit and conducting community health needs assessments is something that all nonprofit hospitals are federally required to do, in order to maintain tax-exempt status, and they are a critical part of demonstrating accountability to our communities.
Although not a complete listing, this website will provide a space to highlight those programs and experiences that go beyond the traditional focus on patient care and illustrate our commitment to the communities we serve.