Basic Organization Information
Community Health Charities
- Also Known As:
Community Health Charities of America
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- NTEE Category:
E Health—General & Rehabilitative
E12 Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
G Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines
G01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
H Medical Research
H01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations
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To unite caring donors in the workplace with our nation's most trusted health charities.
Mr. Thomas G. Bognanno
Thomas G. Bognanno has been the President and CEO of Community Health Charities of America since January of 2006. Prior to that Mr. Bognanno had a distinguished 20-year career with the American Diabetes Association, working his way through different roles, starting as Executive Director for the former ADA New Mexico and Missouri affiliates and Executive Vice President for the Texas affiliate. He was promoted to Special Assistant to the CEO in 1998 before moving into the role of Chief Field Officer in 2003. He also was one of the chief architects of the Everyday Choices for a Healthier Life partnership between the ADA, the American Heart Association, and the American Cancer Society.
More than 133 million Americans suffer from a disability or chronic disease. Many of those affected rely on the support and services of America’s most trusted health charities, which make up the membership of Community Health Charities of America. For more than 50 years, Community Health Charities of America has worked in partnership member charities to make it easier for employees in the workplace to connect with and support the health causes most important to them and their families.
In the fall of 2010, the collective efforts of Community Health Charities of America and its network of affiliate offices, in both the public and private sectors, translated to more than $71 million pledged to our member health charities. The donor directed funds that our member charities receive from Community Health Charities of America are used to fund important community education programs and services, medical research, and protect the rights of those confronting a health issue that need a voice.
This year marked the successful launch of the Volunteer Matters 365® program which was funded by a grant from The Merck Foundation. When partnered together with employee giving and the Health Matters at Work program, corporations beginning to better understand the value the nation’s most trusted health charities can have complementing their employee engagement and corporate social responsibility efforts.
Community Health Charities of America is committed to dramatically accelerating the dollars it raises for the missions of its member charities through strategic investments that will unite caring donors and companies with the valuable services and support they need.
This year’s success comes from the generous giving of time and money by many—the American workforce, corporate leaders, dedicated Community Health Charities volunteer and staff leadership, and the wonderful member charities we have the pleasure to represent. On behalf of Community Health Charities of America, we thank all of you for sharing in our vision to improve the lives of people affected by a disability or chronic disease.
Board of Directors
Highest Paid Employees & Their Compensation
Health Matters At Work
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The Health Matters at Work program is designed to promote employee health and wellness, encouraging a business culture where personal health and well-being are highly valued. A culture where not only employee health but employee volunteerism and employee charitable giving become part of a corporations mission and business strategy.
Each Health Matters at Work program is customized within the three focus areas to fit the needs, goals, and culture of each company.
To learn more about the program, visit www.healthmattersatwork.org(http://www.healthmattersatwork.org) .
Program Long-Term Success:
For Employees ? Increased knowledge about the relationship between lifestyle and health ? Increased opportunity for employees to take control of their health and medical treatment by improving their health literacy ? Increased morale due to management's interest in their health and well-being as individuals not just employees ? Impact work absences through workplace health prevention workshops ? Impact medical costs ? Impact pain and suffering ? Provide community volunteer opportunities to employees ? Provide ongoing connection to charities serving employees and the community ? Provide outlet for employees to support local charities of their choice in a pressure free and easy way For Employers ? Increased worker morale ? Increased worker productivity ? Informed health care, cost-conscious, workforce-positive public relations ? A recruitment tool for new employees ? Reduced work absences ? Reduced health care and disability costs ? Increased community visibility ? Increased employee skills through community volunteer projects For the Community ? Contributes to establishing good health as a norm ? Complements and reinforces national and local public health initiatives ? Improves quality of life of citizenry ? Ensures continuity of programs and services in the community For the Charities ? A steady, reliable, year-round income source for charities: Charities can be assured of year-round funding, and the recipients of these needed services are assured of year-round assistance. ? Workplace giving is more cost-effective and efficient for charities: Many of the smaller local health charities represented by CHC do not have a formal fundraising department nor can they afford a dedicated person to fundraise on their behalf. That is why CHC was formed, to fundraise on behalf of these charities, enabling them to continue with their outreach, service programs, support groups, newsletters, awareness, and prevention education within the community.
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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit
Health Matters at Work® is a comprehensive web and workplace-based health initiative that helps businesses, employees and their families learn about prevention of chronic disease, as well as manage chronic health conditions more effectively.
As a value-added program of Community Health Charities of America(http://www.healthcharities.org/) , Health Matters at Work® draws on the educational, service, and programmatic resources available through more than 60 national member health organizations to create a dynamic chronic disease program.
The program reaches more than 2.3 million employees in the workplace.