Riverside County

Integrating a network of community and clinical resources to prevent and control the most pressing health issues, beginning with obesity and diabetes.

Riverside County Accountable Community for Health Coalition

The vision of the Riverside County Accountable Community for Health Coalition is to establish one or more ACHs to monitor and address the most important health outcomes and their causes at both the community and health care system levels, and to develop and sustain an integrated network of community and clinic resources to prevent and control the most pressing issues, beginning with obesity and diabetes. Our goals are to: 1) determine the extent and distribution of risk and facilitative factors for obesity and diabetes at the personal (obesity, diet, exercise), social (networks, culture, language), and environmental (impediments and resources) levels, 2) develop an ACH coalition with a governance structure inclusive of all relevant segments of the community, 3) carry out a strategic and integrated set of projects each year for prevention and control of obesity and diabetes, 4) work with local governments, health care systems, school districts, health coalitions and others to translate effective programming into public and institutional policy and practice, 5) monitor and document progress toward targeted objectives and outcomes, and 6) develop a structure and mechanism for sustained financial and community support to assure continuation of a vital ACH.