Center for Community Health Innovation

As the countryโ€™s health care delivery system adopts improvements necessitated by the drive for lower costs and higher quality, Community Health Centers must adapt, advance, and innovate. The Center for Community Health Innovation (CCHI) will work to identify, support, and replicate groundbreaking approaches to practice innovation, workforce development, and collaborative arrangements in the delivery of community-based health care.

View NACHC press release.

The CCHI will evaluate existing best and promising practices and determine opportunities for value and scalability to further the health center mission. The goal of the CCHI is to prepare Community Health Centers for sustainable operational and clinical success, building on their unique, 50-plus-year history and commitment to equity and access.

Meet CCHI’s Innovation Advisory Council.

Our Mission

To assist and support Americaโ€™s Community Health Centers in their efforts to increase access to affordable, quality health care by identifying, developing and disseminating innovative, value-driven, replicable models necessary for success in the 21st century.

The Centerโ€™s work is supported by a generous grant from the RCHN Community Health Foundation.

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Workforce of the Future Challenge.

CCHI congratulates Open Door Family Medical Center (NY)Their innovative program engages the youth of today to create a diverse workforce pipeline in the future. Be on the lookout this spring for our how-to guide, so you can implement your own program!

Congratulations to the other finalists and their continued work to develop the health center workforce of the future including Colorado Community Health Network (CO), El Centro Family Health (NM), New Health (WA), and Urban Health Plan (NY). They will also have information and tips featured in the upcoming how-to-guide.