Our Story

We are raising the voices of local health collaboratives putting in the hard work to transform health care. From the secure exchange of life-saving data to the accountability of multi-stakeholder initiatives, our member organizations have built the most trusted, connected, and inventive programs to serve their communities.

Who Are We?

Two leading national networks ready to create change. The Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI) and Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) joined forces to form Civitas Networks for Health in 2021.

Civitas Networks for Health is a national collaborative comprised of member organizations working to use health information exchange, health data, and multi-stakeholder, cross-sector approaches to improve health.

Collectively we represent more than 95% of the United States. We educate, promote, and influence both the private sector and policy makers on matters of interoperability, quality, coordination, health equity, and cost-effectiveness of health care. We support local health innovators by amplifying their voices at the national level and increasing the exchange of valuable resources, tools, and ideas.

Supporting member organizations to:

  • Increase the clout, visibility, and effectiveness of advocacy
  • Increase reach and impact across both public and private sectors
  • Explore new areas of interest
  • Accelerate and amplify impact
  • Ensure sustainability

Our Vision

Communities across the country are thriving and healthy, realizing the full potential of data-driven, multi-stakeholder, and cross-sector approaches to health information exchange and health improvement.

Member collaboratives using data to improve community health:

Identifying $140M in Low-Value Care in Colorado

Member organization Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) is using claims data to spotlight trends in wasteful health care spending and recommending new ways to efficiently improve patient care.

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Leveraging Hospital Data for COVID Interventions in Maryland

Close collaboration between Civitas members Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP) and Maryland Health Care Commission enabled real-time health data for rapid pandemic response across the state.

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Measuring the Impact of Health Disparity in New York State

With the region’s most comprehensive collection of health and health care data, member collective CommonGround Health is advancing understanding of racism and social determinants of health for communities across the New York Finger Lakes Region.

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Join our national network today to build alliances; to access critical data, partnerships, and resources; and to amplify your impact.

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