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.
Take a look at the trainings and projects we led and participated in during 2018-2019 here, and view our Annual Report to see the impact that our work had and the areas we want to continue to build on in 2020.
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.
Resources for Asians/Asian-Americans
CHNA 17 is dedicated to combating anti-Asian sentiments and has funded several initiatives in this endeavor. Below are some of the resources created from these efforts. Click on the images to view the resource.
Video – The Disruptors: Mental Health Starts with Us
CHNA 17 has funded dozens of initiatives over the past several years. In an effort to disseminate learnings, we have pulled together the stories of three innovative mental health efforts here in this video.
White Dominant Culture
After completing an assessment on mental health and racial equity for our region, CHNA 17 committed to working on dismantling racial inequities from the inside out by doing a “white supremacy culture” audit at every steering committee meeting. The goal was to understand white supremacy’s deep impact on our work, particularly how it impeded our efforts to build more racially equitable communities. By doing these audits, we recognized that we had inherited and were a part of a pervasive system of racial inequalities.
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In the spring of 2017, Community Health Network Area 17 (CHNA 17) implemented a new grant initiative to build capacity for organizations and the region to operationalize equity. CHNA 17 has had the long-term goal of creating a network of racial equity leaders, and thus, this funding initiative was integral to achieving this goal. Agassiz Baldwin Community was one such organization that sought to make policy and programmatic changes to increase racial equity.
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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.