Prescription drug abuse is the nation’s fastest growing drug problem. More people in the U.S. died last year of drug overdoses than from car accidents, making prescription drug abuse the third leading cause of accidental death.
More about the Clinton Health Matters Initiative
Simply put, we know that better health is contagious – people, communities, and organizations have solutions to share, and we are the platform for elevating their successes. CHMI aims to equally distribute the opportunity to be healthy by:
Building strategic partnerships that will help facilitate the development and scaling of health promoting solutions
Working across sectors to develop and implement coordinated, systemic approaches to creating healthier communities
Leveraging innovation and social entrepreneurship to help advance health and wellness at the national and community levels by disseminating evidence-based individual, systems, and investment strategies
We seek to reduce the prevalence of chronic disease in the United States by 2020 by scaling sustainable health improvement and well-being solutions that empower all people to live better lives.
The Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) works to improve the health and well-being of all people by activating individuals, communities, and organizations to make meaningful contributions to the health of others. The goals of CHMI are to reduce the prevalence of preventable health outcomes and close health inequity and disparity gaps by improving access to key contributors to health for all people. CHMI achieves its goals through strategic cross-sector partnerships and by leveraging innovation and social entrepreneurship.
Ultimately, CHMI’s bottom line is improving the health of others so that people can live their best lives. CHMI has a proven track record leading institutions through systemic changes that serve to improve the health of their constituents and community members in multiple sectors, such as business, philanthropy, agriculture, education, nonprofit, and faith communities. We have facilitated high impact collaboration across a diverse cohort of regions within the US, and we have brokered agreements with pharmaceutical manufacturers to increase access to life saving treatments for those suffering from addiction and dependency.
CHMI uses the social determinants of health model to drive all of its work. This model posits that an individual’s overall health is influenced by a constellation of factors, including health care quality and access, lifestyle behaviors, socioeconomic status, and access to a healthy environment. CHMI uses a set of nationally recognized social determinant indicators to measures its success, called the County Health Rankings Model. The County Health Rankings Model enables CHMI to compare the same health indicators and data across counties within the United States. By using a uniform framework across our scalable solution areas and our community health transformation projects, we can better identify, determine, and address the factors that contribute to making communities healthier places to live, learn, work, and play.