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Community Health Improvement

Our Commitment & Mission

The Parkview Health mission centers on one essential commitment:  improving the health of the communities we serve. As a not-for-profit organization, Parkview reinvests its resources into services and programs that directly impact the health and well-being of people of all ages.

The Community Health Improvement Program helps accomplish this mission. Parkview’s Community Health Improvement Program was established in 1998 as a means of giving something back to the communities we serve.

What is a community benefit

Community benefit describes Parkview programs or activities that provide treatment or promote health and healing as a response to identified community needs. Community benefit is also the term used as the basis of our tax-exempt, not-for-profit status.

A community benefit must respond to an identified community need and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Improve access to healthcare services
  • Enhance health of the community
  • Advance medical or health knowledge
  • Relieve or reduce the burden of government or other community efforts

Community benefit activities may include:

  • Community health improvement services
  • Health professions education
  • Subsidized health services
  • Research
  • Cash and in-kind contributions
  • Community-building activities
  • Community benefit operations