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CHA Issues Key Messages on Governor’s Budget Proposal on Community Benefits

To assist members in discussions about the governor’s budget proposal on community benefits, CHA has developed key messages.

As a reminder, the governor’s budget includes a proposal to require hospitals that provide community benefits to allocate 25% to community-based organizations for activities to address the social determinants of health (SDOH). While hospitals have dedicated millions in resources to addressing health care and many of the SDOH, mandating a percentage requirement limits the flexibility of hospitals to meet the needs of their communities, and circumvents the community health needs assessment process.  

CHA has also issued an alert asking hospitals to send letters to the legislative budget committees — the deadline has been extended to May 13 — and prepared a template letter hospitals can share with community-based organizations to use in expressing their opposition.