The Community Impact of CAHs (Policy Brief #2)
This publication presents the findings of a project to understand the community involvement and impact of CAHs and the Flex Program. A briefing paper presents these results in greater detail. For state-level CAH community impact data, browse State Profiles.
- CAHs are expanding services that positively impact their communities.
- Strategies to meet community need include: 1) Growth/expansion strategies for services that contribute to CAH’s longterm viability, and 2) services that address specific unmet community needs and are subsidized by the hospital.
- CAHs are not consistently reporting on the ways in which they benefit and impact their communities.
- More formal performance measures capturing CAH community impact are needed.
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
PHS Grant No. U27RH01080
Gale, John A. MS; Coburn, Andrew F. PhD; Freeman, Victoria DrPH; Gregg, Walter MA, MPH; and Slifkin, Rebecca PhD, "The Community Impact of CAHs (Policy Brief #2)" (2007). Rural Hospitals (Flex Program). 51.