Community Health Alignment
Housed at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, the Center for Community Health Alignment has a strong understanding of health equity and the impact social determinants play on health. Based on that understanding, the Center prioritizes constant involvement in catalyzing positive change. Our mission at the Arnold School of Public Health Center for Community Health Alignment (CCHA) is to use evidence-based models and meaningful engagement strategies to co-create solutions with community leaders that address health inequities.
For too long, the perspectives of individuals who are most impacted have been missing from conversations about their own health and well-being. The most lasting health solutions are produced by the alignment of services and resources. The Center for Community Health Alignment provides support to organizations and communities in pursuit of improved health and increased equity. As we launch the CCHA we invite you the opportunity to get to know us, who we are and what we do.
News & Updates
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 30 percent of Black American adults with mental health conditions receive treatment each year, compared to the U.S. average of 43 percent.
Center for Community Health Alignment awarded grant to enhance equity through cross-sector alignment
With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Aligning Systems for Health has awarded $273K to the Arnold School’s Center for Community...
Arnold School Center trains, supports community health workers as they serve SC communities on front lines of COVID-19 crisis
Director Julie Smithwick couldn’t have known about the impending COVID-19 pandemic that would ravage the world just one year later, but her timing...