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Getting to the Roots of Healthy Living: The Experience of the Community Clinics Initiative’s Networking for Community Health Projects

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As part of the evaluation of the Community Clinics Initiative (CCI)’s Networking for Community Health (NCH) program, Informing Change is examining how community clinics strengthen their working relationships with both traditional and non-traditional partners to promote community health.

This report focuses on a sub-set of NCH projects that focus on “getting to the roots” of health problems in their communities by identifying and addressing upstream causes of ill health and focusing on prevention. In this report we examine the NCH projects’ partnerships, strategies and impacts and include two short profiles of NCH projects. We also present key lessons learned for consideration by other funders or organizations interested in pursuing similar efforts.