Scaling Solutions Overview

The Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI) works strategically 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 diseases, close health inequity and disparity gaps, and reduce healthcare costs.

Ultimately, CHMI’s bottom line is improving the health of others. 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, non-profit, and faith communities. With our sister initiative, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, we have brokered and implemented voluntary agreements with leaders in the food, beverage, fitness and healthcare industries to change the landscape of access to products and services that facilitate healthier lifestyles.

The Clinton Health Matters Initiative uses the social determinants of health model to drive all of its work. This model suggests that an individual’s overall health is influenced by a constellation of factors, including healthcare quality and access, lifestyle behaviors, socioeconomic status, and access  to a healthy environment. CHMI uses a set of nationally recognized 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.

County Health Rankings model © 2012 UWPHI

CHMI’s Model of Collaboration

  • We build strategic partnerships to facilitate the development and scaling of health promoting solutions.
  • We work across sectors to develop and implement coordinated, systemic approaches to creating healthier communities. 
  • We engage corporations and national, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as strategic partners to help advance and deepen our strategic work globally, nationally, and at the community level. Corporations and NGOs are invited to make Commitments to Action focused on instituting business practice changes and backyard investments that will help facilitate the strategic goals of CHMI. Commitments to Action are tracked and measured over time.