Health Equity for All Memphis Communities

Who Is Common Table Health Alliance?

Common Table Health Alliance (CTHA) is a community-based, multi-stakeholder, nonprofit, regional healthcare improvement collaborative serving 1.3 million people in the Greater Memphis metropolitan area. CTHA engages community partners, including organizations, coalitions, schools, churches, government agencies and individuals who are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our region. We have built a brand as a neutral and unique organization by gathering people around a “common table” and creating conversations that generate regional change. Our approach is to galvanize the collective strength of the community to achieve the greater good.


Our Key Sponsors and Supporters

Amerigroup Corporation
AVON Breast Cancer Crusade
Baptist Memorial Health Care
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Cigna Healthcare of Tennessee

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
FedEx Services
Genentech, Inc. 
Memphis Business Group on Health
Merck & Company Foundation
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
One Hundred Black Men of Memphis
Patient Advocate Foundation
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

*Listed in alphabetical order 

Our History

In the spring of 2000, a public benefit corporation, the Justice in Health Care Foundation, was formed to encourage people working together to improve health and healthcare systems in the Greater Memphis area. It was created by a group of passionate health and health care advocates at one of the volunteers' kitchen table.

In 2003, this non-profit organization became Healthy Memphis Common Table (HMCT), and focused its energies on building community-wide collaboration for population health, health equity, and improving the health care delivery systems of care. Local leaders requested HMCT coordinate the local health improvement activities for the entire Memphis community, due to our neutral and trusted role as a convener and collaborator.

In 2009, HMCT hired its first Chief Executive Officer. In 2014, Healthy Memphis Common Table changed its name to Common Table Health Alliance (CTHA) in an effort to increase its geographical footprint in the Mid-South and to form greater regional and national partnerships. In 2016, CTHA's Chief Executive Officer transitioned her role and title to CEO Emeritus to assist the organization in fundraising efforts and serve as co-principle investigator for the Memphis Breast Cancer Coalition while the Common Table conducts a search for its next leader.