While each ACH is separately governed, they share a common approach to improve the health of their communities: they tackle challenging problems through cross-sector collaborations and investments in innovation. Equity is an intentional and significant component of this work. ACHs prioritize equity through a variety of efforts, such as elevating community voices on the impact of systemic racism, funding efforts to address the social determinants of health, and partnering with tribes. ACHs work with their communities,
Community-Based Care Coordination (CBCC) reduces fragmentation and improves access, coordination and support for individuals and families across the care continuum. CBCC can help providers manage the transition to value-based care, but is broader than medical care coordination. CBCC is truly locally based and includes addressing social determinant of health needs.
Our vision is that every person in the state should receive the community-based care coordination support they need to make improvements to their health. Read our joint policy statement for more details on the CBCC system Washington needs.
Community Information Exchange (CIE) is an integrated network of health care and community services partners that use a shared language, a database of available resources, and an integrated technology platform to facilitate data sharing and care coordination. CIE is a component of the ACH vision for Community Based Care Coordination (CBCC), providing a technology platform that enables care coordination. CIE is consistent with the Washington’s vision for Health IT (HIT) and the exchange of information between health care providers but focuses on addressing the disconnect between health care and community services organizations. Read our joint policy statement for more details on the CIE system Washington needs.