“Collective Impact for Neighborhood and County Health (CINCH)”
Community Transformation Grant
Bernalillo County, New Mexico
Funded by sections 4002 and 4201 of the Affordable Care Act
NOTE: Funding for all Community Transformation Grants nationally was terminated by Congress as of September 2014. This page has been left as documentation of what the project achieved in its short lifespan so that the framework and lessons learned are available to future initiatives working to reduce chronic disease in Bernalillo County through changes in policies, environments and systems.
Under the framework of “collective impact”, the Bernalillo County Office of Health & Social Services/Health Promotion Team worked on a two-year capacity-building Community Transformation Grant initiative from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement broad evidence and practice–based community health activities in order to reduce chronic disease rates in the County. Complex large scale problems such as addressing chronic disease require a coordinated, structured, and collaborative approach. Collective Impact for Neighborhood and County Health (CINCH) developed a Community Transformation Implementation Plan to support policies, environmental change, access to programs, and infrastructure designed to prevent chronic disease in Bernalillo County, with particular attention to reducing disparities among populations and neighborhoods that experience higher chronic disease rates.
The purpose of this initiative was to create a healthier community by achieving demonstrated progress in the following:
Who was involved?
CINCH drew from existing partnerships and linkages with other County and City community programs and public/private sector stakeholders. In addition CINCH benefited from a strong multi-sectorial Leadership Team, with the Bernalillo County Community Health Council serving as the required community coalition.
The first year of the capacity-building phase (FY2012) consisted of:
The second year of the capacity-building phase consisted of:
To To learn more about the CINCH capacity-building process and implementation plan, click here to see the Powerpoint presented by CINCH staff at the New Mexico Public Health Association Annual Conference on April 18, 2013.