Community Health Affinity Group

Community Health Affinity Group

CHA's Community Health Affinity Group aims to advance initiatives, identify opportunities for collaboration and elevate knowledge and best practices for community health.

In 2024, Children's Hospital Association (CHA) will continue to offer 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.

2023 Value

  • Timely presentations deliver peer and industry expertise. Five community health conversations and two in-person two-day meetings covered topics such as mental and behavioral health, school health, measures, food insecurity and team structure and staffing.
  • Affinity group network solidifies ad-hoc professional relationships. In addition to participant-fostered connections, CHA facilitated targeted pairings between affinity group hospitals and opportunities for in-depth collaboration on key topics.
  • Peer exchange via discussion list and on demand library provide key resources when they are needed. A document library includes Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA) and implementation strategy reports, and discussion notes and recorded presentations.

2024 Enrollment

  • Advocate Children's Hospital
  • Akron Children’s Hospital
  • American Family Children’s Hospital
  • Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  • Arkansas Children’s Hospital
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Children's Health, Dallas
  • Children's Health of Orange County
  • Children’s Nebraska
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Children's Hospital New Orleans
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Children’s Mercy Kansas City
  • Children’s Minnesota
  • Children’s National Hospital
  • Children's of Alabama
  • Children’s Wisconsin
  • Cincinnati Children's
  • Cohen Children's Medical Center
  • Connecticut Children's Medical Center
  • Cook Children’s Medical Center
  • Dayton Children’s Hospital
  • Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford
  • Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Health Network
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Nemours Children's Health
  • Nicklaus Children's Hospital
  • OSF Children's Hospital of Illinois
  • Primary Children’s Hospital
  • Rady Children's Hospital — San Diego
  • Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health
  • Seattle Children’s
  • St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  • Texas 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.