Children’s National Hospital – in a partnership with the DC Health Matters Collaborative (formerly the DC Healthy Communities Collaborative) – is proud to release our 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) (PDF) and 2019-2022 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) (PDF) that responds to the needs identified in the CHNA. The DC Health Matters Collaborative is a coalition of hospitals and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) that combine efforts and resources to assess and address community needs. This work is undertaken in partnership, is data-driven, and engages the community. The ultimate pursuit is an equitable and sustainable state of health for District of Columbia residents.
The 2019 CHNA and 2019-2022 CHIP are posted on the DC Health Matters website. DC Health Matters provides a one-stop resource for online access to community health indicators and related resources that impact the health of DC communities. You will find up-to-date demographic, health and social determinants data; hundreds of maps, tables and figures; and promising practices on this site.
We would like to thank the hundreds of DC community stakeholders for your thoughtful input and engagement in the 2019 CHNA and 2019-2022 CHIP. Please join us in this journey by visiting DC Health Matters and clicking on the “Stay Connected” button.