Community health improvement is a strategic priority for many hospitals, health systems, public health agencies, foundations, and other organizations with a mission for community health. Experience shows that the work of community health improvement can become costly and complex if it is not guided by a clear strategic vision. At Community Health Solutions, we have supported dozens of community health initiatives over the past fifteen years, and we have learned a lot about what works (and what doesn’t) in community needs assessment and strategy development. Here are five strategic lessons for community health improvement.
1. Start with leadership support. Community health improvement […]