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
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
Showcases hospital efforts to improve community health and
collaboratively create healthy communities through a variety of
innovative population health strategies, initiatives, and
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
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
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
Integrates community and clinical data to develop community
profiles, evaluates improvement interventions and can be used to
recommend policy solutions that advance healthy community
CLC advances community health through the development of quality improvement projects to improve birth outcomes, prevent diabetes and chronic health conditions by addressing food insecurity, supports data collection and analysis of clinical, community and social determinants to identity communities experiencing the greatest inequities and develops stories and case studies highlighting hospital advancements in community health initiatives, projects, and partnerships.