The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a one-stop shop of expert-vetted tools and other resources to support collaborative, impactful community health work by hospitals and other stakeholders.
The CDC launched its online Community Health Improvement Navigator (CHI Navigator) May 5. The agency said the tool offers a unifying framework for community health collaborations at a time when a hospital’s effectiveness is based more on value and patient outcomes than on volume of services. The CHI Navigator includes these resources:
- an infographic that visually depicts the who, what, where, and how of improving community health
- case studies of collaborative approaches to community health improvement
- tools to establish and maintain effective collaborations
- a database of interventions to help in the decision-making process related to investments in community health
Members of America’s Essential Hospitals are represented among the case studies, including Hennepin County Medical Center, in Minneapolis, and the Los Angeles Department of Health Services.