In communities large and small across America, a myriad of solutions have emerged that expand access to health and social services, improve health outcomes, reduce inequities, and contain costs. Much of this local innovation is being driven by community health collaboratives (CHCs) – multisectoral coalitions that develop coordinated systems of care that connect those who are most marginalized to culturally proficient services that improve health.
For a decade, Communities Joined in Action (CJA) has helped unleash the power of communities to build effective, efficient and sustainable systems of care for all. CJA is a national membership organization of local and regional community health collaboratives, all of which are committed to better health for all people at less cost. CJA has members in 45 states that serve an estimated 8.5 million low-income individuals.
CJA has played a vital leadership role in the creation of a national network of CHCs. CJA facilitates the acceleration and dissemination of best practices and tools, facilitates formal learning opportunities, and supports community health collaboratives improve health and eliminate disparities.