Technology for community health alliances

J Ambul Care Manage. Oct-Dec 2004;27(4):366-74. doi: 10.1097/00004479-200410000-00009.


A community health alliance brings together divergent interests within a community for the betterment of personal and population health. In this report we describe how a community responsive strategy in Chicago is facilitating the improvement of healthcare by providing local information of what needs to be done, supporting change at the practice level to meet these needs, and initiating community-wide approaches to manage prevalent and important needs without waiting for direct involvement of health professionals.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Chicago
  • Community Networks / organization & administration*
  • Community Participation
  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination
  • Internet
  • Public Health
  • Quality of Health Care