One of the Alliance’s greatest strengths is its ability to respond to community needs. The Department of Community Health Improvement helps CHA address these needs through outreach efforts and innovative community health programs. Through these efforts we reach populations that may not have access to the health care system, informing them of health care services and helping reduce barriers to care.
Community Health Improvement staff use a collaborative approach. By working with individuals, community groups, non-profit agencies and public health departments, the Department links people to health care and educates them about health issues. Daily activities include promoting healthy behaviors, setting up primary care appointments, helping people apply for health coverage, identifying important community health issues and working with medical staff to provide care in the language of choice.
The department also operates several individual programs that target cultural or linguistic minorities, at-risk populations and the community as a whole.
Linda Cundiff, RN, MSN
Community Health Improvement