Areas of Focus

Rising Communities has been at the forefront of systems change work to eliminate disparities in health and well-being. Today the work falls under the following key areas:

Healthcare Systems

Economic Resiliency

Community Resiliency

CHC’s “Model for Social Change” is a community-based participatory research approach to informing systems change. It is rooted in social justice and builds off of CHC’s core competencies:

Culturally Responsive:

Policy strategies and initiatives are culturally relevant and address the effects of institutional racism and related systems inequalities.


Impacted communities are actively engaged and participate in all stages of public policy decision making and implementation.

Stakeholder Engagement:

The lived experiences and history of community residents and experts provides valuable insights on research, evaluation, policy and program development.

Strategic Partnerships:

Strategies are equitably designed with crossed-sector partners in order to create impact and systems change.

Research & Analysis:

Robust data collection and analysis, community experience, and real-time learning drives transformative initiatives and advocacy.

Capacity Building:

Accredited and evidence based strategies build the competencies of community leaders and organizations in order to advance sustainable systems-change for social justice and equity.