CHOP is committed to helping children live healthy, productive lives. All throughout our local communities, we provide sustainable, meaningful programs and opportunities that improve the lives of children well beyond the walls of our facilities.
The Office of Government Affairs, Community Relations & Advocacy oversees a number of functions that foster CHOP’s strong commitment to community benefit.
Community benefit activities are programs and services designed to improve health in communities and increase access to healthcare. They are integral to the mission of not-for-profit healthcare organizations, and are the basis of tax exemption. Community benefit activities are responsive to identified community needs and are not for marketing purposes.
Examples include the following:
To be considered as a community benefit, activities must meet at least one of the following criteria:
Community benefit consists of activities that are designed to improve health in the community, increase access to healthcare and respond to identified community needs.
Our office publishes the Hospital’s annual community benefit report and manages the community needs assessment which identifies needs and disparities to enable us to respond with appropriate resources. Our staff represents CHOP at community meetings, events and other functions in an effort to seek, develop and maintain opportunities that promote the Hospital’s mission and identify opportunities to support communities served by the CHOP Care Network.
We work to grow existing initiatives, while helping to develop new ones that meet the unique needs of children in our communities. Here at CHOP, our office provides a community perspective to Hospital projects, programs and policies.
For more information, please contact Sarah Gibbons, Community Relations Manager, at 267-426-6497 or contact us online.