ICH is currently serving as the evaluator of Melrose Wakefield Healthcare’s (MWHC) Determination of Need (DON) Community-Based Health Initiative (CHI) grant-making program. Under the oversight of their Community Benefits Advisory Council, made up key stakeholders from the towns in MWHC’s service area, MWHC has awarded eight grants to improve behavioral health-related outcomes. As with all DON CHI projects, the focus is on upstream policy and environmental changes to affect the social determinants of health and improve health equity in order to impact health outcomes. As the evaluator, ICH contributed to the process of creating the RFP, and designed a project logic model and evaluation plan. Over the four year grant period, ICH will be providing individual evaluation technical assistance to grantees and developing annual evaluation reports.