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:

Why Embracing Diversity Will Lift Us Out of This Crisis Faster

By: Licy Do Canto, Executive Vice President for BCW Global; Why Embracing Diversity Will Lift Us Out of This Crisis Faster - As an African-American public affairs, lobbyist and communications strategist, I have seen firsthand the impact of diversity and inclusion on organizational performance and success. But in my current role as Executive Vice President [...]

May 28, 2020|

Doing good in a crisis can’t afford to be colorblind

By: Teleangé Thomas, Director of Partnerships, Midwest at Candid; Doing good in a crisis can’t afford to be colorblind - For the entirety of 2020, the world has been living in crisis due to the widespread COVID-19 virus. We have all been seeking information and discerning truth as we try to make decisions that will impact [...]

May 5, 2020|

COVID-19 Is Even Deadlier If You’re Black

By: Stacey D. Stewart, President and CEO for March of Dimes; COVID-19 Is Even Deadlier If You’re Black, And I Want To Change That - About a month ago, one of my relatives contracted novel virus and survived. One of my dearest friends also got COVID-19, and they did not. It was devastating. I wish [...]

April 22, 2020|

The Future of Health in Cleveland

The Future of Health in Cleveland Cleveland Cavaliers Diversity and Inclusion Team and Community Health Charities Bring National and Community Leaders Together to Create Healthier CommunitiesIncoming CHC National Board Chair Kevin Clayton, who serves as Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse organization, hosted Community Health Charities (CHC) [...]

March 18, 2020|

Partnering for a Better Tomorrow

By: Anthem Foundation; Partnering for a Better Tomorrow - Anthem Foundation and Community Health Charities (CHC) are partnering together to work with nonprofit organizations, expanding their reach to address social determinants in their communities. The goal of this collaboration is to create a model that can be replicated across the country, addressing social determinants through partnership, plus [...]

March 9, 2020|

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 [...]

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|