Community Health Networks are guided by the following principles:
  • Community Health Networks are committed to continuous improvement of health.
  • Community Health Networks are focused on tracking area health indicators and eliminating identified disparities.
  • Community Health Networks are community based.
  • Community Health Networks are inclusive of key stakeholders in health improvement: residents, consumers, coalitions, communities of faith, local and state governments, businesses, and providers of community-based health, education, and human services.
  • Community Health Networks are reflective of the age, racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, and linguistic diversity of the area.
  • Community Health Networks are working partnerships among residents, consumers, coalitions, local service providers, local and state governments.


This information is provided by the Office of Healthy Communities within the Department of Public Health.