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
Not sure where to start? Begin here if you are new to CHI and the community health needs assessment (CHNA) process. For comments or questions related to the CHI Navigator, email us.
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, https://www.cdc.gov/chinav/index.html