Strategic Planning


The Planning Process

The CLC strategic planning process began in 2017 when CLC founding partners conducted an environmental scan and met with hospitals and local health departments to identify collective opportunities to improve community health and reduce health disparities.

CLC Priorities Areas

2018 – 2021 CLC Initiatives include six priority areas:

1. Community Health Improvement Initiatives

Maximize and support relationships between hospitals, public health departments and other stakeholders. These initiatives can also help develop quality improvement projects addressing clinical care, organizational change, and community engagement. Initiatives will focus on improving birth outcomes, diabetes prevention, homelessness and behavioral health.

2.  Hospital Advancements in Community Health Improvement

Showcases hospital efforts to improve community health and collaboratively create healthy communities through a variety of innovative population health strategies, initiatives, and partnerships.

3.  Hospital Strategic Leadership Training

Builds knowledge and understanding of population health improvement strategies. This training can also increase institutional capacity and alignment, and achieve greater equity, while engaging diverse stakeholders to address the social determinants of health.

4.  Innovative, Sustainable Financing Models for Prevention Initiative

Researches and identifies best practices and emerging examples of innovative financing models in the HASC region. A Capstone Roundtable at the 2020 HASC Annual Meeting will convene experts on innovative financing, community development, health care, and public health to discuss strategies and next steps for implementation.

5.  Community Planning and Investment

Facilitates regional convenings with health care, public health, and community stakeholders to explore specific strategies for alignment based on community health data, health needs, and community health improvement priority areas.

6. Data Analytics, Evaluation and Measurement Initiative

Integrates community and clinical data to develop community profiles, evaluates improvement interventions and can be used to recommend policy solutions that advance healthy community conditions.


Working to advance significant systems change through a collective impact model

CLC works to advance systems change and promote intercultural health equity by effectively using data, prevention strategies, leadership, advocacy, and partnerships. 

We work in partnership with local communities; we facilitate the transformation of the health care system to reduce health inequities and improve community health