|WHA annually surveys its member hospitals using the Community Benefits Inventory for Social Accountability (CIBSA) statewide survey tool developed by Lyons Software to both collect and report these activities. Wisconsin is one of a handful of states in the country where 100 percent of the hospitals voluntarily report community benefits.
||Wisconsin hospitals caring for their communities. See how:
WI Hospitals Provided $1.8 Billion in Community Benefits in FY 2016
|Charity Care (at cost)
|Losses on Other Public Programs
|Subsidized Health Services
|Nursing Home Losses
|Community Health Improvement Services
|Donations, research, education, operations, activities
UWPHI Website Facilitates Health Improvement Collaboration Statewide
The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) has collected and posted the hospital and county health department community health needs assessments to: www.improvingwihealth.org.
The UWPHI identified eight key health improvement priorities that were featured in more than 30 percent of the health needs assessments, which were:
- Access to Care
- Excessive Alcohol Consumption (Alcohol)
- Prescription and Illicit Drug Abuse (Drug Abuse)
- Mental Health Needs/Issues (Mental Health)
- Physical Activity
- Tobacco Use
This website is organized to allow people interested in a particular health priority area to identify other communities across the state that are also working on that priority.