Center to Advance Community Health and Equity 

A treasure trove of data, tools, and resources to advance community health improvement practices.

March 2018
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Watch us in our next: 
Webinar Are you interested in learning more about what CACHE does and how we can help you or your organization? Join us as we host an online information session on Wednesday, April 11 at 10am PST/1pm EST. For more information, check back on our site or follow us on social media below. 

Meet with us at:
The Association for Community Health Improvement's (ACHI) 2018 National Conference "Be the Bridge"  in Atlanta, Georgia.   CACHE's very own Kevin Barnett will be part of the Breakout Session #6 on Friday, March 16 from 8:45am - 10am in the  Policies for Population Health Track. Be sure to s top by, chat, talk about the tool, ask questions, and get involved.

Read our latest:
Article in Shelterforce Magazine titled "Aligning Health Systems with Community development". Hospitals and health systems can't solve societal challenges alone. But they can play a key role in mobilizing and aligning joint resources to bring positive changes to low-income communities.

Blog Post We'll be posting on a regular basis so be sure to check back on our  site   or follow us on social media below for regular updates.

Welcome to our new staff!
Eliza Love
Lead Technical Assistance Analyst

As the Lead Technical Assistance Analyst, Eliza helps analyze data, assess priorities, and support facilitation of strategic alignment of resources. Eliza has broad experience leading public health initiatives both domestically and internationally. She has focused on program design and evaluation, mixed-methods data analysis, and quality improvement, most recently at the University of California's Breast Cancer Research Program and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. 

David Chang
Communications Analyst

As the communications analyst,  David supports CACHE in its online community engagement and outreach. He is passionate about connecting people to resources, opportunities, and tools to address social determinants of health wherever they may be. Prior to joining the center, David worked as the environmental health coordinator at WE ACT for Environmental Justice in New York where he supported teachers and program partners in curriculum development, supported research projects at two environmental health centers at Columbia University, and managed a coalition to pass citywide asthma free housing legislation. 

To find out more about David and Eliza, please click here.

The world around us:
Opportunity 360 helps to ensure that community stakeholders who are working to advance better population health  outcomes have relevant, easily accessible data that they can use to make a stronger case for the work they do and resources they need. Check out this  article   which introduces the tool and highlights the need to measure social determinants of health across the country.

The Community Health Rankings Annual Report  will be released on  March 14th The report provides a revealing snapshot of how health is influenced by where we live, learn, work and play. They provide a starting point for change in communities across the country.  

Applications are still open for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's leadership programs : Clinical Scholars, Health Policy Research Scholars, and Interdisciplinary Research Scholars. Deadline to apply is  March 14th.

Evidence for Action  is seeking applicants to submit grant proposals for both their General and Matching Service Call. For more information, visit their applicant page  here.  
Resources we don't want you to miss:

Have you visited our  Community Benefit Insight Page  yet
See how tax-exempt  hospitals in your area are contributing to the community.

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The Center to Advance Community Health & Equity (CACHE) is housed at the Public Health Institute and has expertise to help nonprofit hospitals, health systems, and other stakeholders translate data into better community investments. CACHE helps users interpret data from Community Benefit Insight, and couple it with existing tools and resources for strategic community benefit implementation. 
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About CBI
Community Benefit Insight (CBI) is a comprehensive, searchable tool for community benefit data, enabling local organizations to assess how hospital resources are allocated. The tool includes community benefit expenditures as reported by tax-exempt hospitals from all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Visit to begin searching for, and using, community-benefit spending data.