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Each national cohort features 20 hospital-community teams from across the United States.

Our Teams

The Hospital Community Collaborative is a multi-year program made up of three, six-month learning sprints. Each learning sprint consists of 20 teams. The teams are comprised of an AHA member hospital and a cross-sector partner(s) of their choosing (e.g., a community-based social service agency, local health department, business partner, or other). Prospective participants can learn more about HCC’s eligibility criteria in our online application.

Participants in HCC’s first cohort are addressing community-level health disparities caused, exacerbated or illuminated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teams and Initiatives

Ventura, CA

Community Memorial Health System is partnering with Ventura County Public Health and Adventist Health Simi Valley to address the burden of caregiving many families with older relatives face, and find ways to improve the provision of value-based services to those in need.

Bremen, IN

Community Hospital of Bremen, part of Beacon Health System, is partnering with Cultivate Food Rescue in an expansion of food insecurity efforts to rural areas in their community.

Atlantic City, NJ

In Atlantic City, challenges for persons experiencing homelessness have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center is partnering with the city’s Department of Planning and Development and Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties to address housing and homelessness in the area.

Mission Viejo, CA

Providence-Mission Hospital has assembled a coalition to develop a strategic plan to address inequities among low-income and communities of color in the region. This coalition includes Family Assistance Ministries, Friendship Shelter, Unidos South County, CHIRLA, and Families Forward.

Lanham, MD

Luminis Health has joined the Greater Riverdale Thrives coalition to work together to address food insecurity issues exacerbated by the pandemic in Riverdale Park, MD and surrounding areas.

Arlington, TX

Texas Health, Erath County United Way, and Tarleton State University are teaming up to address to address depression and anxiety, food insecurity, and navigation to healthcare and social services among residents in rural Erath County.

Boise, ID

St. Luke’s Health System and the American Cancer Society are partnering to address rural food insecurity issues in their community.

Stockton, CA

Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center (part of CommonSpirit Health) is partnering with the San Joaquin County Public Health Services and the Reinvent South Stockton Coalition to improve park district spaces and programming offerings as a means to address high rates of obesity, chronic disease, violence, and mental health challenges.

Nashua, NH

The Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, NH Hunger Solutions, and Greater Nashua Food Council are working together to address food insecurity in their community.

Joplin, MO

Two hospitals—Freeman Health System and Mercy Hospital Joplin, together with the United Way of SW Missouri and SE Kansas, are joining forces to develop a closed-loop referral system and better coordinate social services across their region.

Baltimore, MD

LifeBridge Health and Live Chair Health, a startup focused on closing the life expectancy gap for African-American men and women by leveraging trusted community relationships between salon stylists and customers, are teaming up to improve health care access and engagement in West Baltimore.

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco’s Chinese Hospital and Chinese Community Health Resource Center are teaming up to provide improved social service coordination and integrated community education for residents in their community.

Indianapolis, IN

Indiana University Health is engaging in a regional health equity planning effort with partners Health by Design and the Indiana Public Health Association.

Edison, NJ

Hackensack Meridian Health is partnering with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and Fulfill New Jersey to address food insecurity needs via a structured regional approach across multiple distribution pathways. This approach, combined with an enhanced, cross-sector community strategy, will help meet the needs of 1.2 million people across 8 counties.

Norman, OK

In Oklahoma, Norman Regional Health System and the City of Norman are teaming up to more equitably distribute COVID vaccines to residents.

Green Bay, WI

In Wisconsin, Bellin Hospital and Achieve Brown County are working together to address behavioral health and well-being among pediatric and adolescent populations.

Southfield, MI

Beaumont Health and CARE of Southeastern Michigan are partnering to address behavioral health and substance abuse issues among affected residents in their community.

Mount Pleasant, TX

In Texas, the Titus Regional Medical Center and City of Mount Pleasant are working together to improve community health outcomes for residents.

Winona, MN

In Minnesota, Winona Health is partnering with the Winona County’s Health and Human Services Department to address community and behavioral health issues among children that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maywood, IL

In the greater Chicago area, Loyola Medicine (part of Trinity Health) is working with Proviso Partners for Health on community health improvement for their shared community.

HCC’s Texas United team is tackling a full range of social determinants of health in its communities. Source: Erath County, TX

HCC’s Mission Viejo, CA. team is improving park district spaces and programs in their community. Source: Stockton, CA

In southeastern Michigan, a cross-sector team is addressing behavioral health and substance abuse issues. Source: Southfield, MI

HCC’s Nashua, New Hampshire team is combatting food insecurity issues. Source: Nashua, NH

The Joplin, Missouri team is improving social service coordination across the region. Source: Joplin, MO

HCC’s Indianapolis team is working on cross-sector regional health equity planning. Source: Indianapolis, IN

HCC’s Green Bay team is tackling children’s behavioral health and well-being. Source: Green Bay, WI

In rural Indiana, the Bremen Café team is improving food security. Source: Bremen, IN

Building relationships in community salons and barbershops serves as the foundation for improving health care access for HCC’s Baltimore team. Source: Baltimore, MD

To address food insecurity on a regional level, Hackensack Meridian Health is partnering with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and Fulfill New Jersey. Source: Hackensack Meridian Health


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