Membership

The largest network of its kind in the country, Civitas represents local health innovators moving data to improve outcomes that together cover more than 95% of the U.S. population.

Our Guiding Principles

  • We strive for win-win solutions, recognizing that change is required by all.
  • We believe the best solutions come from data-informed, multi-stakeholder input.
  • The status quo of our health care system is not acceptable in terms of its quality, safety, or cost.
  • We commit to advancing health equity for all.
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Types of Membership

  • Non-profit organization.
  • Working to improve health care quality and value through an active program of quality measurement and public reporting, an active program of quality improvement, or by providing health information exchange services. 
  • Committed to a multi-stakeholder governance model, which represents key constituents for their organization. For example, a multi-stakeholder governance model could be made up of health care payers and plans; provider organizations; employers or purchaser organizations, consumer and patient advocates; social services organizations; public health; and state and local government representatives. Each organization’s governance model should represent the needs of their communities.
  • Working in a specific geographic region of the country (typically either a metropolitan region or state).
  • Active website describing your stakeholders, mission, governance and services provided.
  • HIEs in the full member category must be a governmental or legal entity primarily engaged in providing health information exchange services.

  • Organizational mission is supportive of the mission of full member HIEs and RHICs.
  • Must be committed to improving health and health care in the US through multi stakeholder collaboration, including but not limited to the following types of organizations: 
    • Legal business or governmental entity that has an HIE regulatory, coordination, or standards development role, or the organization is a single entity (private) HIE; 
    • Local or state/federal governmental agency focused on health improvement;
    • Philanthropy, employer, industry, or trade association.
  • Organization has a website describing key stakeholders, mission, governance, and services provided.

  • Applicant must be an established business entity that offers products and/or services relevant for full and associate members.
  • Applicant must agree to recognize and follow Civitasrules regarding access to and use of collaborative tools, information, and member directory available to SB&T members. Prohibited behaviors and expected behaviors are outlined in Civitas’s code of conduct.

Value of Membership

  • Opportunities to Network: Share best practices and lessons learned with peers across the country through educational and social events.
  • Regular Updates: Relevant reports and policy briefings from national policy experts on issues impacting regional collaboration.
  • Federal Representation: Member policy priorities are made known to policy makers.
  • Directory: An inventory of Civitas members showcasing their work and contact info.
  • National Perspective: Senior leadership participation in regional meetings to bring national insight to local stakeholders.
  • Connections: In-person and virtual events on topics of shared interest to members. Opportunities for HIEs/data focused members and collaboratives focused on QI, population health, practice transformation, etc. to come together.
  • Exposure and Promotion: Members’ work and priorities are given recognition at national meetings and conferences and through Civitas newsletters and communications.
  • Event Highlights: Details and registration links to events hosted by Civitas, members, and national organizations.
  • Dissemination Support: Dissemination of member news and events through our communication channels.
  • Tailored Communications: The latest news, events, opportunities, and job openings tailored to our members’ specific interests.
  • Multi-Site Work Groups and Projects: Opportunities to participate in committees and projects where members work together to achieve common goals (i.e. interoperability, quality, affordability). Associated grant funding for some projects.
  • Shared Services: We offer shared services and group purchasing discounts.
  • Additional Benefit for Full Members: Eligibility to serve on Civitas Networks for Health’s Board of Directors and are prioritized for advocacy and funding opportunities.

  • Sponsorship opportunities at the Civitas Networks for Health Annual Conference.
  • Opportunity to host educational webinars promoted to all Civitas members.
  • Eligibility to participate in speaker panels at the Civitas annual meeting, depending on the meeting theme and associated speaker experience.
  • Reasonable and moderated access to Civitas member lists.
  • Receipt of requests for information and requests for proposals from Civitas and Civitas members.

Full Members

Affiliate Members

Strategic Business and Technology Members

Our Mission

Civitas Networks for Health convenes action-oriented thought leaders and implementers at the local, regional, state, and national levels. To achieve our mission, we drive cross-sector, multi-stakeholder, and data-informed initiatives by:

  • Increasing collaboration and shared learning within and across communities that use data to ensure better health outcomes and drive health equity.
  • Educating public and private entities regarding the benefits, functions, and roles of Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), All-Payer Claims Databases (APCDs), Regional Health Improvement Collaboratives (RHICs), and combined organizations.
  • Providing thought leadership and technical expertise on community-level health information exchange, in addition to health and quality improvement activities.
  • Promoting business conditions, tools, and legislation to improve the effectiveness and sustainability of HIEs, RHICs, and combined organizations.