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 2023, 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.

2022 Value

  • Timely presentations deliver peer and industry expertise. Nine community health conversations and two in-person two-day meetings covered topics such as mental and behavioral health, school health, measures, food insecurity, community benefit and quality improvement.
  • 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 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.

2022 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 Hospital and Medical Center Omaha
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Children’s Mercy Kansas City
  • Children’s Minnesota
  • Children’s National Hospital
  • Children’s Wisconsin
  • 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
  • Nicklaus Children's Hospital
  • OSF Children's Hospital of Illinois
  • 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
  • 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.