Community Health Improvement Week 2020 Community Health Improvement Week

Thank you for sharing your work, inspirations and stories with us for 2021.

Reflect | Renew | Rise Together

June 6–12, 2021

AHA and AHA Community Health Improvement (ACHI) present Community Health Improvement Week 2021, a time to celebrate and honor those working in partnership to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

This year as our nation moves further toward recovery and rebuilding after the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re highlighting three themes during Community Health Improvement Week:

  • Reflect on community health needs and opportunities illuminated by the pandemic and consider further actions needed to improve the health and well-being of all people.
  • Renew commitment to community health improvement, including working with cross-sector partners to better serve our communities.
  • Rise Together to strengthen our communities through collaborative and creative work and investment in our neighborhoods and one another.

Share your CHI Week activities and respond to our themed questions on social media using #CHIWeek. Follow @ahahospitals and @communityhlth for CHI Week updates.

Read the op-ed on how hospital-community partnerships power meaningful change, by AHA Board Chair Rod Hochman, M.D., in Modern Healthcare (subscription needed).

A Week Full of Insights, Stories and Tools



Take a moment to reflect on the challenges faced and new opportunities encountered over the past year.


Chair File

Rod Hochman

AHA Leadership Perspective

Rod Hochman, AHA Board Chair

Highlighting the importance of strengthening existing partnerships and bringing new partners to the table to improve the health of everyone in our communities.

Leadership Voices Blog

Mikelle Moore

Creating a Purposeful New Normal

Mikelle Moore, Intermountain Healthcare

Reflecting on how collaboration is becoming the new norm, with previous rivals coming together to innovate and create.



receiving a vaccination

VacciNation: Inspiring Stories on the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Read stories of how hospitals and health systems are vaccinating a nation through creativity, collaboration and compassion and in partnership with the community.

June 9 Webinar

Doc with a patient

Understanding Community Health and Social Needs

Hear how health care providers and community-based organizations are deploying integrated models of care to address complex medical and social needs.



Renew your commitment to community health improvement.


Leadership Voices Blog

Marcos Pesquera

Being Intentional about Health Equity — in Everything We Do

Marcos Pesquera, CHRISTUS Health

Learn how CHRISTUS Health and other health care organizations are overcoming siloed work streams, engaging community partners and making equity implicit in the process.


People in collaboration

Moving From Common Ground to Shared Action

Partnership for Public Health

This report offers lessons learned about community collaboration to advance health from health care systems and local public health departments.


Podcast Series

Working with a child at a table

Innovating to Improve Community Health

2021 Foster G. McGaw Recipients

Hear from hospitals and health systems that are improving the health and well-being of their communities. Apply for the next Foster G. McGaw Prize by July 31.

June 10 Webinar

Person in wheelcare

Creating an Age-Friendly Health System

Leaders from AdventHealth Hendersonville

Listen and explore what it takes to bridge clinical care and community health to improve the health and well-being of older adults.


Rise Together

Strengthen your community collaborations and outcomes.


Leadership Voices Blog

High Five grab

Rising Together to Create Vibrant Communities for All

Nancy Myers and Andrew Jager, AHA Center for Health Innovation

A call to action to continue the work of aligning strategies and tactics toward healthy, equitable communities.

Leadership Voices

Intermountain Healthcare

Reflections and Inspirations from an Extraordinary Year

Mikelle Moore, Intermountain Healthcare, and Nancy Myers, AHA Center for Health Innovation

A conversation on the challenges and opportunities ahead for the community health field.



Arial view of houses

Investing in Communities

Resources about how hospitals and health systems are collaborating with partners and investing in their communities.


chiw rise together internal alignment chart

Aligning for Health Equity

Illustrated notes from the closing plenary at AHA’s Accelerating Health Equity virtual conference.