CHA News Article

CDC Announces New Community Health Improvement Navigator Framework and Tool
Website designed as one-stop-shop of tools and resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently launched a new website to support hospitals, health systems, public health and other community organizations interested in improving the health of their communities. Called the Community Health Improvement Navigator (CHI Navigator), the site is also intended for tax-exempt hospitals complying with the IRS final rule on community health needs assessments for charitable hospitals. 

CHI Navigator was designed as a one-stop-shop of expert-vetted tools and resources for individuals who lead or participate in CHI work within hospitals and health systems, public health agencies and other community organizations, to assist with:

“Motivated largely by the Internal Revenue Service requirement for tax-exempt hospitals to conduct triennial Community Health Needs Assessments and develop implementation strategies, the CHI Navigator is intended to provide a unifying framework and supportive tools to enable collaborative CHI work,” the CDC stated.

To access the tool, visit the CDC website. Frequently asked questions about the CHI Navigator are available at Comments or questions can be sent via email to