Community Health Innovation Region
Developing new and enhanced partnerships that connect
Traditional Medical Care with Community Care
WHAT IS A CHIR?
A Community Health Innovation Region (CHIR) is a broad partnership of community organizations, local government agencies, business entities, health care providers, payers, and community members that come together to identify and implement strategies that address community priorities.
CHIRs exist to improve the wellbeing of a region and reduce unnecessary medical costs through collaboration and systems change
CHIRs engage a broad group of stakeholders to identify
and address factors that affect residents’ health, such as:
Having affordable, creative, and accessible transportation options
Having housing choices that are accessible, affordable, and high quality
Having healthy foods that are more affordable, accessible, and desirable
Having walkable and bikeable communities that promote active living
HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?
CHIRs utilize a process called “Collective Impact” to bring people together in a structured way to achieve social change.
In order to avoid having many organizations working in isolation from one another, Collective Impact follows these five conditions:
There’s more to know
Learn more about the Northern Michigan CHIR and how it
was developed through the Michigan State Innovation Model