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Accountable Health Structures

Community-based approaches to health ideally work collaboratively across stakeholders to integrate care, improve population health, and in some cases address health inequities and/or control costs. Variously known as Accountable Communities of Health (ACHs), Accountable Care Communities (ACCs), and Accountable Health Communities (AHCs), these place-based approaches utilize a backbone organization to coordinate healthcare (including behavioral health), public health, social services, and community-based supports to meet medical and social needs of all individuals living in a specific place.

While evidence is still being evaluated, these approaches appear promising and possibly even critical to transforming the way health is delivered in a region.

Resources

  • Healthcare Value Hub: Local, Multi-stakeholder Collaborations: A Taxonomy and Glossary