California joins an emerging movement of states and communities throughout the nation that are adopting the ACH model.
15 communities across the state have embraced the promise of Accountable Communities for Health and are actively engaged in efforts to make the ACH a reality. Local communities are creating enduring health infrastructures that can respond to community needs for years to come. CACHI is supporting each of these sites, and will advocate for health policies that advance their efforts. And CACHI will share what we're learning in California and throughout the country to help others successfully implement ACH’s in their own region.
Catalyst Communities are building the infrastructure of an ACH and fully implementing the model. Over the three-year initiative, these six communities will establish the basic foundation of the ACH, including recruitment of key partners to participate in the collaborative and establishment of a governance structure; they are addressing priority health issues, such as reducing cardiovascular disease, asthma and community violence and trauma. These six sites receive administrative support from Community Partners.
Accelerator Communities are designed to help bring the ACH to scale in California. Each of these communities are committed to the fundamental values and goals of the ACH, and receive support by CACHI to facilitate advancement through the early developmental stages of the model over the next 18 months. These nine sites receive administrative support from the Public Health Institute.