AHA and AHA Community Health Improvement (ACHI) present Community Health Improvement Week 2022, a time to honor those working in partnership to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities and advance health equity.

 

Share your CHI Week activities and resources on social media using #CHIWeek.

Follow @communityhlth and @ahahospitals for CHI Week updates.

 

Inspiration Cards

Download a prompt card, add your comment and snap a pic to share on social media using #CHIWeek.

 
 
 

The Power of People Working in Community Health

Hear about community health improvement efforts taking place across the U.S. from the people who are doing the work and making a difference to reduce health and care disparities and advance health equity.

Tamiko Stanley discusses the work of Luminis Health and its health equity and antiracism task force.

RosaLia Stadler discusses Cleveland Clinic’s East 100th Street Centennial Health Community Initiative to heal, hire and invest in local communities.

Jamie Carmichael shares the Ohio Department of Health’s laser-focused approach to eliminating population-level health disparities in the state.

Amana Mbise discusses a partnership between the University of Alaska Anchorage and the Alaska Black Caucus to collect data and better identify and understand health needs in the state’s Black communities.

Avonia Richardson-Miller talks about the national recognition that Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals have received for their diversity and health equity efforts.

Jaime-Lee Bradshaw shares how Community Partners of South Florida is working to increase digital access to close health equity gaps.

 
 
 

Leadership Voices

 

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AHA Board Chair Wright Lassiter III

Partnerships Help Build Healthier Communities

AHA Board Chair Wright Lassiter III writes about CHI Week and applauds hospital–community partnerships working to create healthier communities for all.

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Chara Stewart Abrams

Employees Are Your ‘First Community'

Chara Stewart Abrams of CHRISTUS Health discusses the importance of including employee voices in the community health needs assessment process.

 
 
 

Stories from the Field

Role of community hospitals

How Hospitals Benefit Their Communities

Read a variety of stories about hospitals that are working and partnering with local organizations to keep their communities healthy.

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Expanding a Caregiver Navigator Network

Learn how Community Memorial Health System in California is applying learning from the AHA’s Hospital Community Collaborative to strengthen its caregiver navigator program.

Behavioral health networks

Improving Access to Behavioral Health Care

Read case studies about five hospitals and health systems that have increased access to behavioral health services through community partnerships.

 
 
 

Community Health Improvement Tools and Resources

 
Health Equity Roadmap

Health Equity Roadmap

This AHA resource provides a framework to help hospitals and health care systems chart their own paths toward transformation – thus becoming more equitable and inclusive organizations.

Community report

Community Investment for Health

Video and podcast series that features senior leaders from health systems and communities working in partnership to advance health equity and create more resilient communities.

 
 
 

CHI Week Events

Webinar

Community Development in Practice

When: June 7, 2022 | 2 p.m. ET

Learn about Cook Children’s Hospital participation in a community development project that transformed a vacant 200-acre site in Fort Worth, Texas.

Webinar

Creating Age-Friendly Health Systems

When: June 9, 2022 | 12 p.m. CT

A clinician from Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in California will share how the hospital is bridging clinical care and community health to improve the health and well-being of older adults.

Event

Community Health Litter Get-ters

When: June 9-11, 2022

Jacksonville (Illinois) Memorial Hospital employees are cleaning up litter in eight large city blocks in recognition of CHI Week.

 
 
 

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