Client(s): The California Endowment
Service: Health Systems Transformation
Technical Expertise: Health Care Reform, Health Disparities, Community Health Coalitions, Population Health, State and Local Public Health
Accountable Communities for Health (ACH) have been gaining currency as a multi-sector, multi-payer approach to improving the health of the population within a defined geographic area. California included an ACH initiative as part of its State Innovation Models (SIM) proposal to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation. ACH approaches are distinguished by the focus on collaboration and collective action, health disparities and equity, and the identification and implementation of a portfolio of strategies that spans from clinical to community linkage to policy and environmental change.
JSI conducted a literature review and series of key informant interviews with health leaders in California and nationally, primarily focused on understanding how to incentivize and stimulate multi-payer investment in this type of geographic, multi-sector approach to population health.