The South Carolina Primary Health Care Association recognized the Arnold School’s Center for Community Health Alignment (CCHA) with its Community Health Care Leadership Award during their virtual State Policy & Issue Forum in January. Designed to acknowledge an organization that displays outstanding support for community health centers, this award honors non-profit, for-profit, private or public entities that are active partners in the community health care movement and help improve access for medically underserved populations.

CCHA was selected for this award due to their outstanding work as partners and community health advocates throughout 2020. Julie Smithwick, who leads CCHA as executive director, and her team bring years of knowledge and experience using evidence-based models and meaningful engagement strategies to co-create solutions with community leaders that address health inequities.

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