Community Health Improvement Week

ACHI's Community Health Improvement Week recognizes community health professionals, organizations and coalitions for their passion and dedication to improving the health of the communities they serve. Community Health Improvement Week is a national event that raises awareness, demonstrates impact and celebrates community health professionals. A schedule of events and resources to support your celebration can be found below. Share your celebrations using #chiweek or Tweet at us @communityhlth.



Video and Podcasts

2016 Community Health Improvement Video

2016 Community Health Improvement Podcast

2016 Community Health Improvement Podcast

CHI Week Kick-off

Podcast with Sondra Samuels

ACHI Conference - Keynote Panel

Schedule of Events

Monday, June 6 - CHI week kick-off video (above); launch of population health competencies survey; Monday newsletter
Tuesday, June 7 - webinar on patient and community engagement throughout the CHNA process; Tuesday newsletter
Wednesday, June 8 - inaugural ACHI podcast with Sonda Samuels, President and CEO, Northside Achievement Zone; Wednesday newsletter
Thursday, June 9 - new ACHI guide on community engagement in the CHNA process; Thursday newsletter
Friday, June 10 - release audio from 2016 ACHI keynote address; Friday newsletter


Engaging Patients and Communities in the Community Health Needs Assessment Process
Across the United States, nonprofit hospitals are conducting community health needs assessments, a process that involves reviewing health data from communities, selecting the most pressing health needs and developing plans to address the prioritized needs. The scale and scope of these CHNAs create a springboard for hospitals to launch their community health improvement efforts. Engaging patients and community members throughout the process makes the CHNA more powerful for hospitals and the communities they serve.

Released by the Association for Community Health Improvement and the Health Research & Educational Trust, with support from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, this HPOE guide presents a model for engaging patients, their families and community members at each step of the CHNA process.



New Survey! Population Health Core Competencies
As our field of community health improvement advances, we are interested in knowing what competencies are essential for you and your team to accomplish your goals. ACHI is working with the Public Health Foundation to develop core competencies around population health and want to hear from you! Please fill out this brief survey regarding your perspective on key population health competencies – we will share preliminary results at the end of Community Health Improvement Week.