Chair Files

Join Us in Celebrating Community Health Improvement Week

This week, June 4-10, 2017, the AHA's Association for Community Health Improvement is celebrating Community Health Improvement Week, a national event to raise awareness, demonstrate impact and celebrate the individuals and organizations that work to improve the determinants of health in their communities.

During this time, I encourage you and your entire hospital team to join in our efforts, sharing the importance of community-based strategies to improve health, recognizing notable community health initiatives or highlighting available health programs in your area. All week long, ACHI is hosting a wide range of activities and providing resources such as templated press releases, proclamations and social media factoids to help keep the conversation going. Learn more at

By connecting clinical and community issues and partnering together in new and collaborative ways, America's hospitals are making a huge impact on the health of the communities we serve. Thank you for all you do each and every day to help individuals reach their highest potential for health.

Gene Woods, AHA 2017 Board Chair


Additional Resources

Webinars September 21st, 2017

Housing and the Role of Hospitals September 21, 2017 Noon – 1:00 p.m. ET | 11:00 a.m. – Noon CT......

AHA/HRET Guides August 29th, 2017

This compendium features detailed descriptions of hospital-community partnerships from across the......

Webinars August 24th, 2017

Fostering Hospital-Community Partnerships to Build a Culture of Health It has become widely know......