In addition, the HSPH China Initiative has been conducting an on-going study of Community Medical Cooperatives. A Community Medical Cooperative (CMC) is a community-based organization owned and controlled by its members. Drawing on experiences from a similar project conducted in 2004-2006 in Luochuan County in Shanxi Province, the HSPH China Initiative is working with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Yongji County in Shanxi Province to conduct a baseline household survey of healthcare needs and access (performed in April 2007). As part of the project, this information is intended to help the community establish CMCs and to vigorously evaluate and demonstrate the process and impact of the interventions. For more information on this study, please visit Evaluating Community Medical Cooperatives.