About CHLI

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Throughout our history we have responded to the nation's most pressing social needs. YMCA of the USA created CHLI in response to our nation's rising chronic disease rates. CHLI can help communities transform themselves into ones that provide the best opportunities for individuals and families to be active, eat right and live healthier. Our hope is that this resource will advance the larger healthy communities movement across the nation.

The CHLI assessment tools were developed in partnership with experts from Stanford, Harvard, and St. Louis Universities with support from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Reviewed by an advisory task force, tools were pilot tested using scientific methods to ensure reliability and validity.


E-mail CHLI@ymca.net with questions about Community Healthy Living Index.

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