State Innovation Models looking to Accountable Communities for Health model to improve Triple Aim goals

October 26, 2016

The Center for Health Care Strategies produced a brief looking at how multi-stakeholder groups are using a new model - Accountable Communities for Health (ACH) - to achieve the goals of a Triple Aim. ACHs bring together partners from health, social service, and other sectors to improve population health and clinical-community linkages within a geographic area. Some ACH models are being tested by several State Innovation Models (SIM) states to address clinical and non-clinical factors that influence health. This brief:

  • Reviews state efforts to develop and test ACH models within the federal SIM initiative;
  • Examines how ACHs are connected with broader population health and delivery system reform plans;
  • Profiles key elements of ACHs in pioneering states and examines models in California, Michigan, Minnesota, and Washington; and
  • Looks at additional SIM states - Delaware, Iowa, and Virginia - that are pursuing regional ACH-like alliances.

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