WASHINGTON, DC — The nation's children's hospitals are renewing their focus on community in partnership with the American Hospital Association in support of Community Health Improvement Week, June 6-12, 2021. Community Health Improvement Week highlights the work of communities and population health leaders and their local partners across the country.
During the week, children's hospitals and public health organizations will engage their communities in awareness building by participating in forums, educational events and sharing information about their health programs.
"Children's hospitals are driven to improve the health of all children and this mission extends beyond patients seen inside the hospital walls," said Amy Knight president of Children's Hospital Association. "Partnering with schools, public health and community-based organizations, children's hospitals contribute to the health and safety of their communities. As part of Community Health Improvement Week, we recognize the tremendous opportunity to influence the health, well-being and developmental opportunities of all children."
This year Community Health Improvement Week will focus on three themes.
- Reflect on health disparities illuminated by the pandemic and consider further actions needed to improve the health and well-being of all people.
- Renew the commitment to community health improvement, including working with cross-sector partners to better serve communities.
- Rise together to strengthen communities through collaborative and creative work and investment in neighborhoods and one another.
To learn more about how children's hospitals work to improve community health, please visit our website.