About Us

Achieving health equity, improving community health, and transforming healthcare are complex challenges, requiring innovative approaches and multiple perspectives. As a dynamic nonprofit consulting organization with deep expertise, ICH will partner with you to tackle complex problems and achieve sustainable solutions.

We provide participatory evaluation, applied research, assessment, planning, and data services to help healthcare institutions, government agencies, and community-based organizations improve their programs and maximize impact.

Our history

The Institute for Community Health was founded in 2000 by Cambridge Health Alliance, Mount Auburn Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital of Partners HealthCare. These founding organizations had a vision of improving the health of the communities they serve, and created ICH to be a resource for community-based research and evaluation, health assessment, technical assistance, and dissemination. ICH now works with clients locally and regionally on projects spanning a wide range of sectors and topic areas. Underlying all of our work is a deep commitment to collaboration, capacity building, and usability of findings.