May 16, 2022 News, Press Release

Civitas Networks for Health Experiences Significant First Quarter Membership Growth; Prepares of Health Equity Focused August Conference

Washington, DC – May 15, 2022 – Civitas Networks for Health announced today that has added eleven new member organizations to its collaborative in the first quarter of 2022. As the largest national network of its kind, Civitas is comprised of member organizations working to use health information exchange, health data and multi-stakeholder, cross-sector approaches to improve the health of Americans.

Civitas launched in October of 2021, through the affiliation of two national membership organizations – the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative and the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement. The new organization is building upon the strong foundation of long-standing members and is excited to have the increasing diversity of organizations spanning from regional health improvement collaboratives, health information exchanges and strategic business and technology entities.

Organizations who have joined the network since Jan. 1, 2022, include: AcademyHealth, Accorian, American Academy of Family Physicians, DirectTrust, Health Gorilla, Innsena Communications, Intrepid Accent Inc, National Association of Health Data Organizations, PHOENIX at Wayne State University, Tamr and Telligen. These organizations represent and add to the multitude of services and the deep expertise of the Civitas network, with more than 160 member organizations representing 95% of the US population.

“We are working to create a thriving network which is needed to tackle the significant challenges health and health care improvement facing our country,” said Civitas CEO Lisa Bari. “The pandemic has shone a light on the need for real time access to comprehensive trusted health data, and we are at a pivotal moment for building upon the existing infrastructure in place through local, regional and state health data collaborative organizations. Civitas is committed to supporting our new and existing members with best practices and connections to regional and national partners and policymakers. Our members are building some of the most trusted, connected and inventive programs to serve their communities.”

Melissa Kotrys, Civitas Board Chair and CEO of Contexture notes, “We are pleased to see this type of growth in our national network because we know that collaboration and partnerships are necessary to bring about the most community-centric and effective solutions. We see tremendous value in working together to address the significant health and healthcare issues facing our country today.”

Along with exciting network growth, Civitas and its members are looking forward to the Civitas Networks for Health Annual Conference, a Collaboration with the DirectTrust Summit, scheduled to take place from August 21-24 in San Antonio, Texas, with a virtual attendance option available as well. This national hybrid conference will offer four days of networking and learning opportunities for health IT and health improvement innovators and implementers. With a focus on how the Civitas network is advancing health equity through data-led multi-stakeholder collaboration, we are pleased that Dr. Rishi Manchanda, CEO of HealthBegins, known as the “Upstreamist” will be one of our inspiring keynote speakers. Registration and sponsorship opportunities for the conference are still available, visit



About Civitas Networks for Health 

Civitas Networks for Health is a mission- and member-driven organization dedicated to using health information exchange, health data and multi-stakeholder, cross-sector approaches to improve health. It was formed in October 2021 with the affiliation of the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) and the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI). Civitas Networks for Health counts more than one hundred regional and statewide health information exchanges (HIEs), regional health improvement collaboratives (RHICs), quality improvement organizations (QIOs) and all-payer claims databases (APCDs) as well as more than 50 affiliated organizations as members and reaches approximately 95 percent of the United States population. To learn more, please visit