DC Healthy Communities Collaborative—a collaborative of community health leaders and organizations—formed in 2012 to assess and address the community health needs in the Washington, D.C. area. The Collaborative works in four key areas identified as community health needs in the D.C. area: asthma, obesity, sexual health, and substance abuse/mental health. To date, the Collaborative has conducted a community health assessment identifying health needs within the D.C. area and produced a community health improvement plan with strategies to address the aforementioned health needs. D.C. Healthy Communities Collaborative is funded by member contributions. To read more about this innovative program, see this brief summary [link].