Community Benefits

It is more important than ever to ensure community and state leaders understand and appreciate the local impact of hospitals beyond caring for the injured and sick. To that end, the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) conducts an annual statewide community benefits survey of member hospitals and health systems. The 2016 survey collecting fiscal year 2015 data will conclude Oct. 5. CHA member participation in this critically important initiative will improve the visibility of unique community health programs throughout the state and serve to greatly enhance statewide advocacy on behalf of Colorado hospitals.

2016 Annual Survey

Communications Toolkit: Participating Hospitals

This toolkit provides a variety of communication pieces to help hospitals use their data from the survey to promote their community benefits. Access the toolkit to view and customize:

  • Advocacy checklist
  • Press release
  • Fact sheet
  • Talking points
  • Sample website copy
  • Sample social media posts

The toolkit also includes two PowerPoint files:

This communications toolkit is for use with your fiscal year 2015 data that was collected in 2016 for the final reports that hospital community benefits survey contacts were emailed in January 2017. Survey respondents who would like their data resent to them should email cbtracker@mha.org. This toolkit will be updated and enhanced each year and made available to participating CHA member hospitals and health systems at the conclusion of each annual survey.

Communications Toolkit: Non-Participating Hospitals

This toolkit provides a variety of communication pieces to help hospitals who didn’t participate in the survey promote the Colorado community benefits data. Access the toolkit to view:

  • Advocacy checklist
  • Talking points
  • Sample website copy
  • Sample social media posts

The toolkit also includes two PowerPoint files: