is a CHNA?
Health Network (CHNA) is a local coalition of public, non-profit, and
private sectors working together to build healthier communities in
Massachusetts through community-based prevention planning and health
of the Commonwealth's 27
Community Health Networks
collaboratively identifies local and regional health priorities,
designs community-based prevention plans, and tracks success in achieving
are designed to be:
of key stakeholders in health improvement, including residents,
consumers, coalitions, communities of faith, local and state
governments, businesses, and providers of community-based health,
education and human services
of age, racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation and linguistic
diversity of the area
partnerships among the Department of Public Health.
is the InterCHNA?
twenty-seven of the Southeast Massachustts CHNAs are
working together on:
is to bring forward the voice of public health in our communities and to
broaden the scope and definition of public health by providing support,
education, and opportunities for networking, as well as building
collaboration, problem-solving, influencing policy, finding and developing
resources and sharing best practices that aid in promoting CHNA work around
health disparities, health equity and social determinants of health.
How can I
you would like to be involved in planning an upcoming Inter-CHNA Gathering,
please email any of the following people:
Aronstein, Boston Alliance for Community Health at
Garf-Lipp, United Neighbors of Fall River at
Weed, Partners for a Healthier Community Inc. at
are always interested in hearing your thoughts on topics and issues of
common interest that we can discuss at our two gatherings each year!