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.