Why paying providers differently improves health (and how we’re doing it)

At a fundamental level, everyone agrees that the purpose of our healthcare system is to improve people’s health. But, the financial systems and incentives in place are often at odds with that goal. The King County Accountable Community of Health is one of nine regional entities across our state established to improve our health care […]

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King County selected as one of six national sites to “ReThink Health”

The King County Accountable Community of Health (ACH) is gaining some national attention as a leader in improving health systems and the health of our communities. This week, the King County ACH was selected by ReThink Health to participate in a national cohort all working towards similar goals. The cohort is designed to forge partnerships […]

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Number crunchers, rejoice! Health and housing data are coming together

Receipt of a modest grant is typically not big news, but this one just might be. In fact, this “data integration” grant has public health, public housing and health care professionals in high spirits because now we’ll be able to work together more effectively. The Data Across Sectors for Health (DASH) grant – $200,000 through July […]

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What the heck is an ACH? Five things you should know

Thanks to the Public Health and Community and Human Services staff for their candid insight on camera!   Describing the workings of an animal-controlled helicopter sounds fascinating, but a bit outside of our content expertise. Instead, let’s dive into a few of the facts about an Accountable Community of Health, particularly in King County. 1. […]

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