Community benefits are UMHS programs or activities that provide treatment and/or promote health and healing as a response to identified community needs. They are not provided for marketing purposes. A community benefit must meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Generates a low or negative margin
- Responds to needs of special populations, such as persons living in poverty and other disenfranchised persons
- Supplies services or programs that would likely be discontinued – or would need to be provided by another not-for-profit or government provider – if the decision was made on a purely financial basis
- Responds to public health needs
- Involves education or research that improves overall community health
Fiscal Year in which program was implemented
For reporting purposes, we would like to know in which fiscal year the activities you are reporting on took place. You can only select to report on one fiscal year at a time. If these activities have taken place in more than one fiscal year, please fill out separate reports for different fiscal years.
Number of programs or activities
Many community benefit initiatives hold several programs or activities throughout the year. Please indicate how many activities occurred during the fiscal year being reported. Types of activities could be blood pressure screenings, education sessions, counseling sessions, class room presentations, meals delivered, etc.
Number of persons served
Please indicate a close estimate of the number of persons directly served by this community benefit program during the fiscal year being reported. For example, indicate the number of persons who received blood screenings, attended education sessions or received meals.
Primary Source of Internal U-M Funding
For reporting purposes we need to distinguish between activities funded primarily by the Hospital and Health Centers, the Medical School or another source. Please select the funding source that fits most appropriately.
Please indicate an estimate of the total commodity expenses associated with this program. You can break down the expenses into categories if you have the information available. Remember, these are non-payroll controllable expenses such as travel, office supplies or food that are attributable to this particular community benefit program and that would not exist if the program did not exist.
Please report hours for non-UMHS faculty and staff. This will include student groups, community groups or organizations and individuals who donate their time. UMHS faculty and staff who donate hours should be reported under “Payroll Hours.”
Please indicate the number of hours contributed by type of staff. For reporting purposes, staff can be classified as Physician, Professional and Support Staff based on salary rates.
Donated Medical Procedures, Tests and Supplies
Please report donated medical procedures, tests and supplies, used for example, during the course of such things as screening examinations, functional evaluations or laboratory tests.
These are revenues received through external grants, insurance payments, fees and donations as a result of or in support of the community benefit program.