Our Work in Action

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.
– Joel A. Barker
CHA launched its 2011 national online survey to collect personal perspectives about aging and retirement preparedness. Intended for adults over the age of 18, the survey collected data about concerns people have about aging, about…
Six months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, CommonHealth ACTION and the Center for Empowered Decision Making (CEDM) came together to assess the immediate needs of residents displaced by the storm. A grant through the…
CommonHealth ACTION contracted with the Human Resources Research Organization to provide facilitation, technical assistance, and writing services to support the Center for Mental Health Services and the National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health…
CommonHealth ACTION provided program design, facilitation, writing/editing, and integrated meeting services to the National Association for County and City Health Officials for the Local Health Department (LHD) Coalition Health Equity. The goal of this initiative…
CommonHealth ACTION was awarded a grant by the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund (BCKF) to convene community members and professionals interested in addressing the crisis of increased violence in New Orleans. CHA brought together stakeholders from human…
The Louisiana Public Health Initiative (LPHI) contracted with CommonHealth ACTION to conduct an organizational assessment and facilitate development of a School Health Connection strategic plan, the goal being to inform the future directions for this…
King County contracted with CommonHealth ACTION to provide strategic planning services aimed at implementing its Equity and Social Justice Initiative throughout the county. CHA provided King County with technical assistance that included stakeholder interviews, strategic…
CommonHealth ACTION planned and implemented a health justice retreat in June 2009 at the Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center for the Consumer Health Foundation. During the retreat, CHA staff worked with several youth leaders from…
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation awarded a grant to CommonHealth ACTION to inform the various partnerships working in New Orleans and to further the work of the New Orleans Place Matters Team. CHA staff leveraged relationships…
As part of its work to empower communities around the country and to support the adoption of healthy lifestyles, the National NAACP Health Programs Department has partnered with CommonHealth ACTION to develop a community-based advocacy…