Welcome to Community Health Improvement Week!

Community health improvement week is a national event that raises awareness, demonstrates impact and celebrates the individuals and organizations that work to advance the health and well-being of their communities. During CHI Week, ACHI will highlight the role of hospitals and health systems in advancing health and well-being by bridging care and community, share success stories and release multiple resources including guides, webinars and tools to support CHI week's daily themes.

Celebrate CHI Week with ACHI

Share your stories! Share your community and population health improvement with ACHI via email and social media. Use #chiweek and follow @communityhlth to get the latest on CHI Week.

Health and Well-Being

The 2018 ACHI National Conference sparked many conservations between health care, community health and population health leaders on advancing the health and well-being of individuals and communities. Watch how these conservations evolved over the 3-day conference and get inspired to start and continue building bridges within and outside clinical walls.

Tied along with the video is a visual report of everything that happened at the 2018 ACHI National Conference. Click here.


Conference Recordings

ACHI is excited to share with you one the most celebrated sessions from the 2018 ACHI National Conference, Creating Ways to Pay for SDOH. Social determinants of health largely contribute to the health and well-being of individual and communities. Learn the various ways you can leverage resources to address social determinants of health.

Watch Presentation                                   Download Slides

You can now watch more sessions! ACHI is offering 3 different packages with 40 breakout session recordings of the 2018 ACHI National Conference at a great price! Purchase your package today for immediate access.

Pathways to Population Health

Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, HRET and multiple partners released Pathways to Population Health: An Invitation to Health Care Change Agents, a framework to support health care professionals and organizations in identifying meaningful and sustainable opportunities to accelerate movement around population health.

Member Stories

Desiree del Torre
Director of Community Affairs and Population Health Improvement, Children’s National Health System, Washington, D.C

Desiree del Torre is passionate about improving community health and she’s inspiring others by celebrating Community Health Improvement Week all month long! She’s driven to move beyond the four walls of the hospital to improve health equity in her community by partnering with hospital staff and clinicians and community partners to address social and clinical needs. Among all its efforts to improve community health, Children’s National is establishing a school-friendly health care system designed to ensure all children reach optimal health and achieve their fullest academic potential.

Recently, The GW Rodham Institute honored del Torre and the Children’s National Health System School Health Collaborative with the 2017 Building and Strengthening Resilience in Our Community award for their Building a School-Friendly Health Care System video. Read del Torre's recent article on raising awareness about social determinants of health through community bus tours. Learn how Children's National is celebrating CHI Week.


Stories From the Field

Henry Ford Health System piloted ACHI’s Community- Partner canvas at the Detroit Regional Infant Mortality Reduction Task Force meeting. Henry Ford invited private, public health and academic partners, and three competing health systems to participate in this activity to determine the obstacles and opportunities for success when collaborating with the community to improve maternal and infant health.