• At CHS we focus on supporting organizations that impact community health and well-being, including community service providers, associations, foundations, innovation centers, public health agencies, and collaborative initiatives.
  • We offer a combination of research, consulting, and learning support to our client partners assess needs, design strategies, develop capacity, execute for results, and demonstrate value to funders and other key stakeholders.
  • Learn more below, or contact us to explore the possibilities.

Today’s community challenges are so complex that no single organization or sector can solve those challenges on their own.  Collaboration is essential for creating innovations that make a positive difference.

  • At CHS we specialize in support collaborative initiatives that bring people together for learning and action.
  • Our signature strategy is the community collaborative, a proven approach for bringing community organizations together for learning and action.
  • Over the past 23 years we have developed deep experience in helping hundreds of diverse organizations work together to build capacity and create collaborative solutions to community challenges.
  • The results can be seen in creative innovations, stronger relationships, creative synergy, and positive community impact.
  • Contact us to learn more about the possibilities.  

Community service providers are the engines for community innovation, providing the insights, ideas, and effort required to generate innovations that make a positive difference for community members.

  • We work with community service providers in health, education, human services, community development, and beyond. A cross-section of sectors we’ve supported to date is outlined below.
  • Contact us to learn more about how we can support your community service organization. 
    • Aging Services
    • Charitable Clinics
    • Civic Groups
    • Community Action Agencies
    • Community Behavioral Health Agencies
    • Community Development Agencies
    • Community Health Centers
    • Dental Programs
    • Disability Services
    • Early Childhood Programs
    • Faith-Based Programs
    • Health Systems
    • Hospitals
    • Housing Programs
    • Human Service Programs
    • Parks and Recreation Programs
    • Pharmacy Programs
    • Public Safety Programs
    • Schools
    • United Way Agencies

State and local public health agencies are playing vital roles in developing public/private partnerships for community health improvement. As conduits for federal, state, and local funding streams, public health agencies may act as conveners, catalysts, and grant administrators for community innovation.

  • At CHS we provide a range of support to help public health agencies accomplish their goals for community impact, assisting with visioning, design, development, collaboration support, learning support, and evaluation.
  • Over the past 23 years we have helped public health agencies accomplish their goals for community health assessment and improvement.
  • Contact us to learn more about the possibilities. 

Associations of health and human service providers play a vital role in facilitating learning and improvement for their members. But it can be challenging to produce new programs that meet the evolving needs of members within a tight budget and a quick timeframe.

  • At CHS we help solve these challenges by partnering with associations to develop and deliver action learning programs for association members.
  • Over the past two decades we’ve helped associations create action learning programs for hundreds of teams from charitable clinics, community health centers, community behavioral health organizations, hospitals, health systems, public health agencies, and more.
  • The results of these action learning programs can be seen in more effective teams, stronger organizations, and greater community impact.
  • Contact us to learn more about the possibilities. 

Foundations seek to create positive community impact in their roles as communicators, connectors, conveners, catalysts, and funders. This vital work must be carried out in a complex and ever changing environment, and it requires cross-sector partnerships with organizations that have different resources, cultures, practices and missions.

  • At CHS we specialize in helping foundations solve these challenges by supporting community collaboratives that bring community organizations together for learning and action.
  • Over the past 23 years we have developed deep experience in helping hundreds of diverse organizations work together to build capacity and create collaborative solutions to community challenges.
  • The results can be seen in creative innovations, stronger relationships, and positive community impact.
  • Contact us to learn more about the possibilities.  

Innovation centers are organizations that act as conveners and catalysts for innovation in health care and public health. Government-based examples included the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).  Nonprofit examples are numerous, including national organizations such as the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, state-focused organizations such as the Virginia Center for Health Innovation, and a growing number of local innovation hubs located in healthcare organizations and universities.

  • At CHS we help health innovation centers develop and operationalize collaborative innovation programs.
  • Our typical role is to extend core staff by assisting with visioning, design, development, and execution of collaborative innovation projects.
  • Contact us to learn more about the possibilities. 

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