Community Health Affinity Group

Community Health Affinity Group

Learn more about CHA's Community Health Affinity Group.

In 2022, Children's Hospital Association (CHA) continues to grow its 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.

2021 Value

  • Timely presentations deliver peer and industry expertise.
    • Eight Community Health Conversations and two virtual two-day meetings covered topics such as community development, community health needs assessment strategy, mental and behavioral health, school health, measures, COVID-19 vaccination programs and more.
  • Affinity Group network solidifies ad-hoc professional relationships.
    • In addition to participant-fostered connections, CHA facilitated targeted pairings between 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 15+ topics of interest, including: strategies for the community health needs assessment, youth engagement programs, gun violence interventions and COVID-19 response.
  • 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.

2022 Enrollment

  • Advocate Children's Hospital
  • Akron Children’s Hospital
  • American Family Children’s Hospital
  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  • Arkansas Children’s Hospital
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Omaha 
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters
  • Children’s Mercy Kansas City
  • Children’s Minnesota
  • Children’s National Hospital
  • Children’s Wisconsin
  • Children's Health of Orange County 
  • Cohen Children's Medical Center
  • Connecticut Children's Medical Center
  • Cook Children’s Medical Center
  • Dayton Children’s Hospital
  • Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas
  • Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
  • Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network
  • Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Nicklaus Children's Hospital 
  • Primary Children’s Hospital
  • Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health
  • Seattle Children’s
  • St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  • Texas Children’s Hospital
  • The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital
  • University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital
  • UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Valley Children’s Healthcare
  • Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Contact Stacy Wathen at (202) 753-5341 for more information about enrolling in the Community Health Affinity Group.