In 2016, the Center for Community Health Improvement (CCHI) embarked on a strategic planning process to guide our future actions and decisions. This resulted in new mission, vision and values statement, further strengthening our core principles.

Our Mission

To improve the health and well-being of the diverse communities we serve.

Our Vision

At CCHI, we envision healthy, safe and thriving communities where all people have equitable access to employment, food, education, housing and a high-quality health care system that addresses these and other social determinants of health.

Our Core Values

  • Social, economic and racial justice
  • Health care as a human right
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
  • Education for all
  • Equity
  • Partnership and collaboration

Our Principles

  • Health Equity—Eliminating disparities based on socio-economics, race and ethnicity
  • Social Determinants—Using a broad definition of health to include the conditions in which people are born, grow, work, live and age
  • Strength-Based—Using community assets rather than deficits to impact health
  • Evidence-Based—Using prevention, early intervention and treatment approaches that show impact
  • Partnership—Listening to, collaborating with and learning from each other
  • Sustainability—Building community capacity, changing policies and systems to impact health over the long-term
  • Cultural Sensitivity/Humility—Using culturally appropriate, community-based approaches
  • Trauma Sensitivity—Developing and supporting initiatives that respect individual and community trauma
  • Continuous Learning—Evaluating and measuring impact