The Networking for Community Health (NCH) program was launched in 2008 by the Center for Care Innovations (CCI), formerly known as the Community Clinics Initiative. This four-year program was created to help California’s community clinics go “beyond their four walls” to expand and strengthen their connections with traditional and non-traditional partners. By building community networks and enhancing the capacity of network members (e.g., clinic staff, representatives of other community agencies, residents), CCI aimed to ultimately improve community health. CCI gave a variety of monetary and non-monetary supports to help clinics strengthen these community partnerships. In addition to approximately $10 million in core grants to 39 community clinics, NCH provided a learning community for the clinics and their project partners, customized technical assistance and flexible mini-grants to address challenges or opportunities that arose during the projects.
Read about the program and its outcomes. From 2008 to 2012, it was created to help clinics go beyond their four walls to build community networks and ultimately improve community health.