West Sacramento Accountable Community for Health Initiative
Health Education Council, backbone organization for Sacramento Accountable Community for Health Initiative (SACHI), convened leaders from health care, public health, local government, and community based organizations to determine the health and geographic focus us SACHI. A review of data revealed West Sacramento’s rate of heart disease and hypertension presenting in the Emergency Department (ED) is 23-25% higher than average for Yolo County and 70% higher than CA average; rates of heart disease and hypertension in hospital admissions is 52% - 66% higher than Yolo County and 25% higher than CA. After thoughtful discourse, the SACHI Leadership will focus efforts in West Sacramento to reduce rates of heart disease and related conditions by improving access to care, reducing risk, and prioritizing prevention. Over an 18-month period, SACHI Leadership Team and Stakeholders will convene to identify a shared vision and understanding of heart disease in West Sacramento and develop shared goals with a commitment to working together to reduce and prevent it. In addition, we plan to cultivate leadership to serve as champions from multiple organizations and levels of organization governance, engage partners and develop community engagement strategies to hear from community members and understand the impacted systems, and develop strategies focused on modifiable behaviors and access.