University of Iowa Health Care provided $334,167,322 of value in community benefits to Iowa communities in FY18, according to the most recent annual assessment of community benefit program and services recently reported to the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA).
Community benefits are programs and services that address identified community health needs, regardless of source or availability of payment, and provide measurable improvement in health care access, health status, and the use of health care resources. A few examples include:
- Educational programming for community members
- Job shadows for high school students
- In-kind food donations to community organizations in need
- Free screenings
- Grand rounds and provider education at community hospitals