Common Table Health Alliance & Center for Transforming Communities Agree to Consolidation


The Board of Directors of Common Table Health Alliance (CTHA) and the Center for Transforming Communities (CTC) announce a consolidation of the nonprofits. CTC will continue CTHA's ownership of assets, operations, and programs. This will allow CTHA's work and commitment to health equity to continue as an effective neutral convener of community organizations that seek to improve health, reduce health disparities, and improve health care quality.

CTHA has created innovative and effective programs that address health-related challenges in Memphis and Shelby County. CTHA's five-year role as the administrative home of the Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium (MBCC) has been integral in a community-wide effort to decrease the mortality rate among African American women in Shelby County.

The Better Together Youth Alliance is another effort that CTHA will move to CTC to continue the work of reducing childhood obesity, addressing the need for more quality health insurance for children, and increasing the number of immunized/vaccinated children, especially in Western Tennessee.

The Center for Transforming Communities (CTC) works closely with residents and institutions to support equitable community change work through efforts to minimize the adverse impact of community development, power, and capacity building support for residents, and more. CTC builds neighborhood democracies to channel shared decision-making practices that support the resiliency of the neighborhoods they serve.

CTHA board member and past chair, Reggie Crenshaw, sees this as the next chapter for CTHA.

As part of the consolidation, CTC Executive Director Justin Merrick will also become the CEO of CTHA.


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