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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What if a health worker came to you? And spoke your language?

On this Monday afternoon at the community room at Southwood Square in Kent, Natalie Kotar brings out her whiteboard and begins a conversation about healthy drinks—all in Russian. Here, she’s known as Natasha, an affectionate nickname in Russian for Natalie. The seniors living here have met in the community room, a few feet from the […]

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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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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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