Our health and well-being are products of not only the health care we receive and the choices we make, but also the places where we live, learn, work, and play. Community health improvement (CHI) is a process to identify and address the health needs of communities. Because working together has a greater impact on health and economic vitality than working alone, CHI brings together health care, public health, and other stakeholders to consider high-priority actions to improve community health.
The CDC Community Health Improvement Navigator (CHI Navigator) is a website for people who lead or participate in CHI work within hospitals and health systems, public health agencies, and other community organizations. It is a one-stop-shop that offers community stakeholders expert-vetted tools and resources for:
- Depicting visually the who, what, where, and how of improving community health
- Making the case for collaborative approaches to community health improvement
- Establishing and maintaining effective collaborations
- Finding interventions that work for the greatest impact on health and well-being for all
MAKING THE CASE FOR COLLABORATIVE CHI
Read about hospitals that are engaged in collaborative CHI work and making an impact on community health.
DATABASE OF INTERVENTIONS
Search the database for strategies that work in four action areas for the greatest impact on community health.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Learn more about the CHI Navigator, including its purpose, content, and how to get started.
TOOLS FOR SUCCESSFUL CHI EFFORTS
Find targeted tools that support success at every step of the CHI process.
CHI NAVIGATOR RESOURCES
Download an infographic, slides, and fact sheets to engage stakeholders. Review information about the tools and database.