History and Mission
Community Health Works is a bold non-profit public charity seeking innovative solutions to help local communities throughout the state, improve health outcomes. CHW is working to promote overall wellness behaviors, improve access to preventive health services, reduce the burden on healthcare providers, and provide compassionate advocacy for people financially compromised by their medical needs.

Our mission is to leverage our knowledge, creativity, and resources to develop innovative ideas and programs that improve the overall health of the communities we serve. Our vision is simple: better health for all.

We are a leader, partner, incubator, advocate and conduit in creating healthier, more vibrant communities where a healthy workforce makes an economic impact. With Georgia being named one of the unhealthiest states in the nation, we are here to work from the grassroots to the policy change level to create a culture of change so that our children and our children’s children may live longer, happier, healthier lives.


Community Health Works isn’t just our name. It’s a fact.




History of Collaboration

Community Health Works was organized in 1999, when local leaders of the Medcen Community Health Foundation convened a coalition of more than 100 physicians, community and healthcare leaders from across the region to discuss ways in which they might collaborate to better serve the needs of Central Georgia’s uninsured and medically under-served residents. Since the organization’s inception, CHW has expanded its reach to the entire state and has transformed from a small nonprofit organization to a broad-based alliance of leaders and regional partners representing the top minds in business, government, academia, information technology, healthcare services and healthy advocacy. Now well into its second decade, CHW continues the successful evolution to meet the health needs of Georgia communities and the ever-changing landscape of healthcare.

Proven Experience

From inception to present CHW has received and operated more than 90 Federal, State, Local and Foundation grants and contracts totaling over $20 Million in funds. CHW has a history of successful A133 level Audit reporting with no exceptions and no findings. Projects include, Operationalizing a Network of Rural Critical Access Hospitals; completing a Rural Health Needs Assessment and development of a Strategic Plan; facilitating the opening of a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), one FQHC Look-A-Like Center, a Rural Health Center, and two Volunteer Medical Clinics; a regional Obesity Reduction and Health Improvement Coalition with seven county specific coalitions with Community Health Plans; the implementation of a multi-provider Electronic Health Records network that serves more than 400 Members; and a statewide health insurance navigator network to assist consumers across the state access affordable health insurance.
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P.O. Box 25 
Macon, GA 31202 

478.254.5200
1.800.988.8246