Community Health2019-10-18T20:35:10+00:00

Building healthy communities by addressing root causes

Social determinants of health (SDOH) are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. While the U.S. has focused on improving access to healthcare, research shows that improving population health and achieving health equity is equally important. Read how CHC is building healthy communities by addressing these root causes.

Learn how we’re leading the SDOH effort from past events, interviews and blogs from SDOH experts:

It’s Time to Change how we talk about Disorders of Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery

By: Dr. Frank James; It’s Time to Change how we talk about Disorders of Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery - Word choice may be the best strategy to reduce the stigma associated with those suffering from disorders of addiction. Have you ever called someone a drunk? An alcoholic? A drug user? A druggie? An addict? Or [...]

January 17, 2020|

Children and the Future of Community Health in DC

Children and the Future of Community Health in DC As part of our ongoing series of social determinants of health events, Community Health Charities held another invitation-only breakfast in Washington, DC, co-hosted by Children’s National Hospital and The HSC Health Care System. Speakers included leaders from Anthem Public Policy Institute, Howard University, Marriott International, Blue Cross Blue [...]

December 20, 2019|

Building a Model for Collective, Scalable Action: The Anthem Social Determinants of Health Action Framework

By: Thomas G. Bognanno, President and CEO, Community Health Charities (CHC) Building a Model for Collective, Scalable Action: The Anthem Social Determinants of Health Action Framework - Studies have shown medical care—which receives so much focus in our society—only accounts for 10 to 20 percent of our health, while 80 to 90 percent of health [...]

December 12, 2019|

A Mom’s Realization About Social Determinants of Health

By: Romana Rolniak,Walmart Inc;  A Mom’s Realization About Social Determinants of Health You know those idyllic moms on Facebook and Instagram who seem to always have it together? You see pictures show up with their kids nicely dressed at all times, every hair perfectly in place with an immaculate house, perfectly decorated in the background?   [...]

October 18, 2019|

What Is Community Health and Why Is It Important?

By: Ashley Brooks, Article via Rasmussen College; The community you live in is part of who you are. Even if you don’t see your neighbors every day, you recognize that the decisions you make impact those around you. You’re all in it together, and you wouldn’t have it any other way! Read the full story. [...]

October 15, 2019|

Building a Healthier Workforce

Building a Healthier Workforce During our daily commute to work or school, most of us take for granted the numerous healthy resources – hospitals, urgent care facilities, doctors’ offices, dentist’s offices, mental health professionals, grocery stores, produce stands and farmer’s markets, parks and playgrounds, safe neighborhoods and schools – that we have access [...]

July 22, 2019|

PwC hosts CHC’s Future of Workforce and Community Health Event in NYC

PwC hosts CHC’s Future of Workforce and Community Health Event in NYC Community Health Charities recently held its second invitation-only health convening in New York City, hosted by PwC. This breakfast brought together leading companies and organizations to discuss social determinants of health – factors such as inequity or lack of access that impact health – and [...]

June 24, 2019|

Leading health experts speak at the Future of Workforce and Community Health

Community Health Charities recently held an invitation-only event hosted by The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta to discuss local workforce health and community resilience and initiate solutions-oriented conversations. Dr. Arti Aurora, Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at The Coca-Cola Company, welcomed guests and spoke to the company’s focus on offering healthy beverage options.  “Ensuring we are [...]

March 1, 2019|