Collaboratives for Health Equity (CHE)

Collaboratives for Health Equity (CHE) is a national initiative designed to empower leaders and communities to identify and address social, economic, and environmental conditions that shape health and life opportunities.

Launched in 2006, CHE blazed trails as a national place-based initiative, formerly known as PLACE MATTERS, focused on understanding the power of place through community engagement. 10 years later, in 2016, CHE is rebranded as a national community of practice committed to policy and systems change that advances equity. Our national center and 19 teams in 27 jurisdictions throughout the US are helping to build the capacity of communities and leaders using effective models of partnership, advocacy and engagement. Our work focuses on the development of strong multisectoral networks to share data, leverage resources, advance policy, and disseminate best practices, so every person has an opportunity to achieve optimal health.

CHE is funded by a generous grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.


NCHE Mourns the Passing of David Harrington

Today, NCHE grieves the loss of our dear friend and colleague, David C. Harrington.

David co-led NCHE’s Prince Georges County Place Matters Team in their efforts to achieve health and life opportunities for people of color. He was a true public servant with strong ties to his family, faith, and community.

David will be remembered for his service to others, his kindness, and the countless lives he touched.

May Your Soul Rest in Eternal Peace.