Presentation on Hospitals’ Role in Improving Community Health

Hospitals can play a key role in improving community health, GW Milken Institute School of Public Health Researcher Maureen Byrnes told attendees at the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics Conference recently held at American University.  

In her presentation, “Role of Hospitals in Improving Community Health: Community Benefit,” Byrnes pointed out that improving the health of communities is a central aim of public health, and improving community health is a central tenet of the Affordable Care Act (P.L. 111-148).  She also spoke about drivers that are expanding and refining the community obligations of tax-exempt hospitals.  

View Byrnes’ presentation, which includes information about available internet resources and Internal Revenue Service policy opportunities, here