Humboldt County's Accountable Community for Health

The complex health and social issues Humboldt County faces cannot be solved by one organization or through one initiative. By bringing together diverse organizations and individuals under a common vision and agenda, we can achieve improved health of all Humboldt County residents using an Accountable Care for Health (ACH) model.

An Accountable Community for Health (ACH) is a model designed to accomplish health system transformation through structured collaboration between healthcare, public health, and a variety of partners outside the healthcare system. The goal of an ACH is to improve health, safety, and equity within a defined geographic area through comprehensive strategies including clinical services, behavioral health services, social services, community supports, and community-wide efforts to improve community conditions that influence health.

NCHIIN and community partners have been awarded a grant to develop an ACH in Humboldt County focused on Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) use.  NCHIIN and community partners will focus on cultivating a robust ACH infrastructure and culture in Humboldt.  These efforts will include:

  • An explicit focus on cross-sector collaboration and data sharing across Humboldt County
  • Initiating mapping of community services (and funding sources) to capture existing resources and analyze for gaps and redundancies
  • Development of a community-wide approach in the creation guidelines/care pathways related to AOD prevention, resource, and treatment across sectors
  • Cultivation of the Humboldt County wellness fund, portfolio of funding streams, and mechanism to direct reinvestment of savings back to community strategies
  • Tracking a portfolio of existing community projects impacting ACH and AOD efforts
  • Communicate widely the models, community participation, and outcomes of the work

Questions should be directed to Jessica Osborne-Stafsnes, Program Manager (707) 443-4563 x 60.

View the ACH Conceptual Model or the ACH Workplan in PDF format.


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