Connecticut hospitals invested $1.7 billion in community benefit activities in 2016, according to a new report by the Connecticut Hospital Association. The total includes Medicare and Medicaid underpayments, uncompensated care, community services and other programs to advance community health. “Connecticut hospitals are dedicated not only to healing the sick, but to helping Connecticut residents stay healthy,” said CHA CEO Jennifer Jackson. “Connecticut hospitals are addressing social determinants of health and improving health equity. They are offering outreach and support services for chronic conditions, free medical screenings in the community, and many other programs targeted to meet specific community needs.”