Membership

Join our membership of organizations and individuals committed to advancing community health for underserved people in low- and middle-income countries!

There are two ways to join CORE Group: as an Organization or as an Individual.
Organizations will fall into one of two categories: Member or Associate Member. Read more on the requirements below!


Member Organizations

Member Organizations are always 501(c)3’s committed to the values promoted by CORE Group and improving community health. Member Organizations also have the important responsibility of voting in Board Elections, Membership decisions, and other CORE Group governance.

more information & printable application

apply online as an organization

  • Incorporated in the United States as a 501(c)3 (non-profit) organization.
  • Receiving substantial citizen support (includes individuals, foundations)
  • Focused on improving the effectiveness of community-based approaches in low and middle income countries.
  • Committed to the values promoted by CORE Group: collective capacity, openness, equity, local experience and knowledge, participation of civil society, demonstrated impact.
  • Committed to participation in Community Health Network activities through contribution of time, travel and annual dues.
  • Committed to playing an active, collaborative role within at least one CORE Working Group.
  • Committed to advancing community health program knowledge, organizational collaboration, and effective policy to support those in greatest need.

Associate Organizations

Associate Organizations are also committed to the values promoted by CORE Group and improving community health, but are not eligible to apply as a CORE Group Member Organization, including academic institutions and partners, networks, and any institution that is not a 501(c)3 organization.

more information & printable application

apply online as an organization

  • Focused on improving the effectiveness of community-based approaches in low and middle income countries.
  • Committed to the values promoted by CORE Group: collective capacity, openness, equity, local experience and knowledge, participation of civil society, demonstrated impact.
  • Committed to participation in Community Health Network activities through contribution of time, travel and annual dues.
  • Committed to playing an active, collaborative role within at least one CORE Working Group.
  • Committed to advancing community health program knowledge, organizational collaboration, and effective policy to support those in greatest need.
  • Incorporated in the United States.
  • Not eligible to apply as CORE Group Member Organization. (Member organizations are not-for-profit, citizen supported 501(c)3 institutions.)

Independent Individuals

As an Individual Member of CORE Group, you get the opportunity to share ideas, identify gaps and promising innovations, and collaborate to create the next generation of practical tools, guidance, and insight. You also benefit from worldwide dissemination of your work through our global network of practitioners, policymakers, and other stakeholders.

more information & printable application

apply as an individual online

  • A community health professional, not currently on staff of an organization that could be a CORE Group member.
  • Committed to the values promoted by CORE Group (collective capacity, openness, equity, local experience and knowledge, participation of civil society, impact).
  • Committed to participation in CORE Group activities through contribution of time, travel and annual dues.
  • Committed to active, collaborative involvement in a CORE Working Group.
  • Committed to advancing community health program knowledge, organizational collaboration, and effective policy to support those in greatest need.
  • Student Associates must be enrolled as a full or part-time student.

Projects are welcome to collaborate with CORE Group as Partners – no application required. At this moment in time, partners can join Working Groups, though the board of directors may change the policy. Partners are expected to contribute in some way through participation in a fall/spring meeting session, sharing of a webinar or co-resourcing a project.

What is CORE Group? What is the Community Health Network?

Enthusiasts describe CORE Group as a “marketplace of innovation,” “a crucible for what works,” “a wealth of ideas and action,” and “a trusted, neutral broker.” Through our Community Health Network, health and development professionals share ideas, identify gaps and promising innovations, and collaborate to create the next generation of practical tools, guidance and insight. Results are then field tested, refined and disseminated via our worldwide net of practitioners, policymakers and other stakeholders.