Community Coalitions Health Institute

The Community Coalitions Health Institute (CCHI) is a 501(c)(3) national, nonprofit organization dedicated to identifying, developing and sharing best practices that drive health, equity and value for organizations and communities across the country.

CCHI Mission

Partner with regional coalitions, employers and aligned organizations to create healthy, equitable and thriving communities where people live, work, learn and play.


  • Develop strategic partnerships within communities that support regional and local health improvements and address health equity challenges
  • Advance initiatives that support regional engagement and encourage public/private partnerships
  • Leverage local and regional coalition efforts and disseminate tools and resources that support evidence-based practices to drive health, equity and value
  • Align delivery and payment reform strategies, total person health practices, and health policy
  • Coordinate CCHI research activities with National Alliance grant-funded programs to ensure consistency and enable collaboration in accordance with 501(c)(3) requirements

Community Coalitions Health Institute Board Members

The Community Coalitions Institute Board members are highly experienced thought leaders who serve as catalysts for continuously improving the organization and developing creative solutions to complex challenges. In-person and virtual meetings enable them to collaborate regularly to keep pace with the rapidly evolving healthcare marketplace.



Gaye Fortner, President & CEO
HealthCare 21 Business Coalition

Chris Syverson

Vice Chair

Chris Syverson, CEO
Nevada Business Group on Health


Robert Smith, Executive Director
Colorado Business Group on Health

Executive Committee Members

Bret Jackson

Bret Jackson, President
The Economic Alliance for Michigan


Cheryl Larson, President & CEO
Midwest Business Group on Health