Accountable Communities of Health (ACHs) stand ready to partner as Washington navigates the COVID-19 crisis. ACHs coordinate and elevate regional and local voices in health care delivery, serve as a bridge between health care and social services providers, and reflect the strengths and needs of their communities. We bring together health care providers, health insurers, public health, social services, community-based organizations, the criminal justice system, schools and local government leaders, as well as sovereign Tribal nations, to improve the health of our communities.
Over the past four years, ACHs have led efforts to transform our local health care systems connecting health care and social services, developing plans to support health across sectors, and investing millions of dollars with providers and community partners. We look forward to partnering with state agencies, community organizations, and others to address the pandemic.
ACHs have the flexibility and experience to ensure the COVID-19 crisis response meets the needs of individual communities, while also supporting aligned and consistent communications statewide. We are trusted, locally-led organizations and have established relationships with providers and a track record of facilitating multi-sector collaborations. During this unprecedented time, ACHs are ready to support the important work of our Local Health Jurisdictions. We can coordinate regionally across clinical and community partners to support community engagement and align response strategies.
ACHs can provide on-the-ground assistance to clinical and community providers who are busy caring for patients and on the front lines of the crisis, including: