Welcome to elevation

The community health innovation network

What is elevation?

elevation is an online learning network for people interested in creating healthier communities. We bring people together to share innovative strategies for improving community health, so we can each become better catalysts for innovation in our daily work.  If you are interested in sparking innovation in your organization or community, elevation is for you. 

Download a one-page overview of elevation, or continue reading below.

Who produces elevation?

elevation is produced as a public service of Community Health Solutions (CHS). At CHS we provide strategic consulting and learning support to help people build strong nonprofits and healthier communities. Over the past 20 years we have helped hundreds of organizations with various aspects of organizational development and community health improvement. elevation is our way of saying thank you to our sponsors and clients who have taught us so much along the way.

What's inside elevation?

Inside elevation you'll find inspiration, insight, ideas and strategies for creating healthier communities. Most important, you'll find a network of people exchanging ideas for creating positive change through local innovation. 

Who should join elevation?

Every sector has an important role to play in creating a healthier community.  We welcome professionals, volunteers, and students from education, health care, housing, human services, parks and recreation, public health, public safety, philanthropy, and community & economic development.  

Please note that elevation is offered as a free public service of Community Health Solutions. The sole purpose of elevation is to facilitate the exchange of insights and ideas for community health innovation. To assure the spirit of this purpose, elevation is not to be used by members for marketing or sales of products and services, or for solicitations of a political nature. Community Health Solutions reserves the right to terminate membership for violation of these guidelines. Also see the Mighty Networks acceptable use policy

What are the costs and benefits of elevation?

There is no cost to join elevation. The benefits include opportunities to: 

  • Ask questions, exchange ideas, and make connections with network members.
  • Build your skills for creating and leading innovation.  
  • Explore practical strategies for improving community health, opportunity, and equity.
  • Take short courses on:
    • Building an Innovative Organization
    • Creating Community Innovation
    • Developing Innovation Skills

Can I invite others to join elevation?

Absolutely! Just send them a link to this page and they can click 'Request to Join' at the top of the page. 

What if I have questions about elevation?

We are at your service to answer any questions you might have about elevation. You can reach us via this contact form, via email at [email protected]om, or via telephone at 804.673.0166.

Thank you for elevating community health!

Stephen Horan, PhD

Founding CEO, Community Health Solutions


Short courses for rapid learning 

A network of community innovators

  • elevation gives members an opportunity to make connections with fellow travelers in community innovation. 
  • Members bring a wealth of knowledge and creativity to the network, and all are invited to share insights and ideas for community innovation.

If you have questions about joining elevation, use this feedback form or contact Steve Horan of Community Health Solutions at [email protected] | 804.673.0166.

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