Case Study 1

Innovation in Health Education Programs

Health education and health promotion programs are capable of reducing the incidence of chronic diseases. One way in which nonprofit health care organizations can benefit communities is by providing resources for community health projects. Nonprofit health care organizations must produce some community benefit in order to maintain tax-exempt status. Nonprofit organizations' concern in regard to this Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulation was used to acquire money from a third-party health insurer to complete a health assessment of a county in order to develop a Web site for giving information to county residents about the health problems uncovered by the survey.

Emanuel (2008) points out ...

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