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Strengthening Partnerships to Improve Community Health


Over the past four years, the Center for Care Innovations (formerly the Community Clinics Initiative) has supported creative ways of promoting health in underserved communities through their Networking for Community Health program. CCI, through generous support from The California Endowment, offered grants and non-monetary supports to community clinics across California to build community networks and enhance the capacity of those working within the networks to improve community health.

This report provides an overview of CCI’s Networking for Community Health program, describes the grantee projects and partnerships, presents key outcomes and factors for project successes, and offers an in-depth look at two projects. We also offer considerations for funders or others who are interested in designing or supporting collaborative community health improvement initiatives.