At CHS we serve community organizations interested in improving community health, including nonprofits, public agencies, and business groups. We also work with supporting partners who bring people together for learning and action, including associations, foundations, public health agencies, and RDI centers.
Whatever the setting, we help our client partners focus on community needs, create community impact, collaborate for spread, advocate for system change, and demonstrate value to key stakeholders. Learn more below, or contact us to explore 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.
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. Here we draw upon deep experience in helping diverse organizations work together to build capacity and create collaborative solutions to community challenges.
The results of these foundation-supported collaboratives can be seen in stronger relationships, creative synergy, and positive community impact.
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.
At CHS we help health innovation hubs 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.