our mission

We bring health care, social services, and other sectors together to share best practices and accelerate data-informed improvements in equitable population and community health.

what we do


Health System Delivery Improvement

Better Health Partnership's member health systems work together to improve care and health outcomes of children and adults living in Northeast Ohio.

Community Health Impact

Better Health Partnership enables cross-sector stakeholders to advance health equity and improve regional population and community health.

Social Determinants of Health

The Better Health Pathways HUB connects patients and at-risk individuals living in Cuyahoga County to care and resources to help meet health and social needs.
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news, events & updates

Rita Navarro-Horwitz, President and CEO of Better Health Partnership, Retiring

The Board of Directors of Better Health Partnership (BHP) has announced that current BHP President and Chief Executive Officer Rita Navarro-Horwitz has decided to retire at the end of 2024. Over her 43- year career in the healthcare market, Rita has held leadership roles that included innovative, ground-breaking ventures in ambulatory care, corporate-based wellness, and community health improvement. The last 13 years she held positions in Better Health Partnership as Director of Business Development, Chief Operating Officer and in 2017 was selected as its President and CEO following a national search conducted by the Board of Directors to replace the founding CEO, Dr. Randy Cebul.

Materials Now Available! BHP's 2024 Annual Report to the Community Webinar

Better Health Partnership’s 2024 Annual Report to the Community webinar highlighted collaborative efforts among providers, payers, public health and the community in Northeast Ohio to improve access to and quality of children's well care. 

Held on May 29, 2024, public health department leaders shared learnings from community outreach conducted in Cleveland Heights, North Hill and Slavic Village. Representatives from Akron Children’s Hospital and UnitedHealthcare described the critical importance of this collaborative work and the impact they intend to achieve.

WKYC Highlights Community Health Worker Impact on Client’s Health Journey

Community health worker (CHW) Fonda McLaine and her client, Nadine Head, who are participating in Addressing Cardiometabolic Health Inequities by Early Prevention in the Great Lakes Region (ACHIEVE GreatER), a research project funded by the National Institutes of Health, were featured in a recent WKYC news segment. ACHIEVE GreatER, highlighted during a 2022 Better Health Partnership webinar, is a multi-stakeholder partnership among Better Health Partnership, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals, Wayne State University and the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA), operating in both Cleveland and Detroit.


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