Impact Stories From The Community

CHNA 17 is currently focused on supporting efforts around mental health, and racial equity. To achieve outcomes in these areas, CHNA 17 provides funding to local organizations, and supports learning communities.

Between 2010-2015, CHNA 17 funded efforts addressing youth issues, adult mental health, obesity and inactivity and crime and safety. Below you will find information about the impact of those efforts. Please note, the projects we have selected to highlight are just a small sample of the innovative work done by CHNA 17 grantees. We have chosen the following for their potential for larger systems impact, or because they are particularly innovative in reaching “yet to be reached” populations.

Cambridge Opioid Data Project

CHNA 17 funding was used to develop an opioid overdose surveillance system. An audit was completed of existing data sources, and requests were made to strategic partners to improve timeliness of data.
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Sister to sister

A model of community engagement addressing disparities in access to high quality health services for Black women living in the US. Sister to Sister brings together black women – health care consumers and healthcare professionals – in monthly conversations, replacing traditional hierarchical models for health information exchange.
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Youth Summit

CHNA 17 sponsored a youth health and empowerment summit in 2015. Here is data from the 162 youth who attended the event.
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5 Years of Community Engaged Impact

A summary of projects funded by CHNA 17 between 2010-2015.
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