The Somerville Community Health Agenda (SCHA) is an innovative partnership between Cambridge Health Alliance, Somerville Health Department, and the community that facilitates collaborative community processes to improve the
health of Somerville residents. The SCHA recognizes that health is greatly influenced by many things around us, including social, economic, political, and environmental factors as well as our own behaviors. Core activities include collecting, assessing, and disseminating community health data, community visioning, coordinating systems
change efforts, and facilitating coalition development. The SCHA supports community coalitions that work on issues which
affect health and quality of life such as substance abuse prevention, suicide prevention, youth development, children's oral health, nutrition and physical activity promotion, and environmental change and improvement.