Community Health Peer Learning Program

The Community Health Peer Learning (CHP) Program aims to advance progress toward population health improvements through the expanded capture, sharing, and use of electronic health data from diverse sectors.

Engaging ten Participant Communities and five Subject Matter Expert (SME) Communities in a peer learning collaborative, the CHP Program supports the identification of data solutions, acceleration of local progress, and dissemination of best practices and lessons learned. The goal of the CHP Program is to link community information and better address specific populations health challenges, ranging within and outside of healthcare. AcademyHealth and its partners, NORC at the University of Chicago and the National Partnership for Women & Families, serve as the CHP National Program Office (NPO).

As a result of the CHP Program's subject matter expert communities, we put together a learning guide on social impact assessment. Titled A Learning Guide to Social Impact Assessment for Community Health: Six Steps Steps to Measure Outcomes and Demonstrate Success, the guide provides a step-by-step framework to help organizations start planning community-level work and coordinate a process for conducting Social Impact Assessments of community health initiatives. The learning guide is available online as a PDF. An Executive Summary is also available, along with a mircoproduct on measurement and monitoring using electronic health records. More information can be found on AcademyHealth's website.

Please read the one-page document about the Community Health Peer Learning Program for more.