The report finds that, in aggregate, nonprofit hospitals reported spending an annual average of $474 million on community building activities during the study period. This funding was primarily allocated toward workforce development, community services, and community health improvement advocacy efforts. The report also includes a qualitative review of related activities undertaken by hospitals in Third District states, highlighting areas of potential alignment with the community development field. This review identifies examples of hospital-supported interventions related to housing, economic development, food access, and more.
Data Appendix: This appendix provides hospital spending breakouts for states, metropolitan areas, and nonmetropolitan portions of states.