New capacity-building initiative aims to strengthen community groups working to improve health in Texas
From the beginning, EHF has worked to be a philanthropic resource for advancing collaborative efforts to improve community health. It’s part of EHF’s goal to activate communities by helping them take charge of their own health and build connections that transcend difference.
EHF’s new Collaborating for Healthy Communities initiative aims to strengthen existing health-focused coalitions and collaborative efforts by improving their effectiveness, leadership, and sustained ability to take action to improve health.
Launching in Spring 2022, the CHCI Peer Learning Network is the core program of the EHF’s Collaborating for Healthy Communities Initiative. Through an application process, EHF will identify five to six coalitions and collaboratives to join the initial phase of the peer learning network approach. The goal of the network is to help coalitions and multi-sector efforts deepen collaboration and get practical information for improving effectiveness and advancing practices. The deadline to apply is January 19, 2022.
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An important part of the Collaborating for Healthy Communities initiative is to identify current health-focused coalitions and other community collaboratives that are working across EHF’s 57- county service area. The goal is to create a coalition registry and database that will be shared as a resource to communities to help improve health across Texas.