Aug. 23, 2017 Meeting
Planning for Year Two of SD ACHUpdating community-based efforts
June 21, 2017 Meeting
Focusing on cardiovascular diseaseCreating a vision for SD ACH
April 12, 2017 Meeting
Overview of national, local prevention effortsIntroducing the concept of an ACH
Research shows that medical care only accounts for 10 percent of health outcomes. We now know that other factors contribute up to 90 percent to a person’s health, among them race, socio-economic status, education and the physical environment.
A new way of working together called Accountable Communities for Health, or ACH for short, is emerging to tackle this serious problem.
An ACH takes a comprehensive view of health that focuses on all the contributing factors at one time and seeks to develop new approaches that acknowledge people’s health is strongly affected by their community context.