• Announcement or News
  • October 22, 2019

Community Health Affinity Group

In 2020, CHA offered for the first time an affinity group for children’s hospital leaders in community health and community benefit. The group’s participants represent strategy, program development, implementation, evaluation, and reporting roles within their institution. 

Value:

  • Timely presentations deliver peer and industry expertise.
    • Nine virtual sessions covered topics such as program evaluation, mental and behavioral health, anchor mission strategies, community development, and COVID-19 impact on communities.
  • Affinity Group network solidifies ad-hoc professional relationships.
    • In addition to participant-fostered connections, CHA facilitated targeted pairings between 18 affinity group hospitals and offered profile data for benchmarking and understanding.
  • Peer exchange becomes critical support during unprecedented community health crisis.
    • The group’s closed discussion list covered 20+ topics of interest, including: COVID response, community benefit tracking, youth pipeline development programs and medical-legal partnerships.
  • On demand library provides key resources when they are needed.
    • A document library includes Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) and Implementation Strategy Reports, “How To” guides and expert guidance on COVID-19 and Community Benefit.

2020 Enrollment (n=30)

Akron Children’s Hospital

Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas

American Family Children’s Hospital/UW Health

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Hospital of Chicago

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford

Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network

Boston Children’s Hospital

Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Children’s Hospital

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Primary Children’s Hospital

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Seattle Children’s

Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

Children’s Mercy Kansas City

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Children’s Minnesota

Texas Children’s Hospital

Children’s National Hospital

University of Vermont Children’s Hospital

Children’s Wisconsin

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Cook Children’s Medical Center

Valley Children’s Healthcare

Dayton Children’s Hospital

Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Enrollment is open for the 2021 Affinity Group. Contact Stacy Biddinger at 202.753.5341 for more information about enrolling in the Community Health Affinity Group.