ARCHI, the Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement, recently won the United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Working in Place Champion Award. The award recognizes an organization that demonstrates the most effective use of best practices in collaboration and place-based work.
The 2019 partner recognition awards were presented as part of State of the Children: Progress through Partnerships. The United Way said ARCHI was deserving of the award because its work is deeply rooted in and driven by the needs of the members of the community it serves and it forms creative alliances to solve a previously overlooked problem.
“ARCHI has made a long term commitment to improving the health of our region and this award recognizes a core tenet of that approach — that place matters and communities are they key drivers of their own health,” says ARCHI executive director, Kathryn Lawler.
ARCHI has 100+ partners that have made a 28-year commitment to improving health in Atlanta communities. Tackling more than just health care, partners address housing, transportation, nutrition, and workforce challenges that are guided by the priorities of the communities they serve.
Pictured receiving the award are Lawler, Robyn Bussey, and Meck Xayavongsa, representing ARCHI, and Milton Little, President and CEO of United Way.