Accountable Communities for Health
Unleashing the power of partnerships
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Aug. 23, 2017 Meeting

Planning for Year Two of SD ACH

Updating community-based efforts
June 21, 2017 Meeting

Focusing on cardiovascular disease

Creating a vision for SD ACH
April 12, 2017 Meeting

Overview of national, local prevention efforts

Introducing 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.

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ACHs build on prior efforts to coordinate and integrate various organizations, programs and services by linking their activities together in a coherent and reinforcing portfolio of interventions across five key domains.