At CHRT, 2019 was a year of listening, dreaming, and doing.
We engaged in a year-long strategic planning process, during which our staff reflected on the health policy and practice challenges we have addressed over the last several years, their personal and professional dreams for the future, and their ambitions for the health of people and communities in Washtenaw County, our local home, as well as the state of Michigan and the nation as a whole.
Through this series of creative visioning exercises we crafted a new mission and new strategic objectives for our organization. This mission continues to hold non-partisan, objective analysis at the core of our practice, but focuses on fostering policies and practices that improve the health of the people and communities we hold dear.
To inspire and enable evidence-informed policies and practices that improve the health of people and communities.
To achieve this mission, we established three goals. The first is to continue to serve as a key source for evidence-based, non-partisan information on health policy issues and trends. This is something we have worked to achieve since our launch in 2007.
Goal #1. Be, and be known as, a source for evidence-based, non-partisan information on key health policy issues and trends.
Our second goal builds on the work we do to help community health collaborations improve population health and magnify their impact. This is something we have done since 2010, when we worked with local partners to launch a regional health initiative designed to improve care for low-income, uninsured, and underinsured populations.
Goal #2. Help community-based health collaborations improve population health and magnify their impact.
And our third goal is to improve health and social welfare on a broader level by working to demonstrate the impact of programs with the goal of improving outcomes, integration, and sustainability.
Goal #3. Build the evidence base for local and state programs that can be replicated and scaled to improve health and social welfare.