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The King County ACH is looking for an Executive Director! Please spread the word across your networks. The position closes at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.
Review the job announcement and apply.

Join us May 8th from 10:00am-noon at Bethaday Community Learning Space for discussion about physical and behavioral health integration in our region and the state's new Medicaid Transformation Demonstration.  Learn more and register.

Thank you to all the Interim Leadership Council members who have worked over the past year to establish the structure for the King County ACH. The King County ACH is now a non-profit Limited Liability Company (LLC) of The Seattle Foundation. The current King County ACH backbone staff will continue to provide support during this transition phase. This King County ACH website will continue to be the hub for information in the near term.

The King County ACH’s Performance Measurement Work Group (PMWG) has developed a new ACH relevant data resources page to add to the existing King County ACH Resources and tools webpage.

You can now identify data resources by geography (King County vs Washington state) and population (e.g. Overall population, Medicaid only, etc.), and also check to see if data interpretation is available for a given resource.

The following links are available:

  • State resources such as the Healthier Washington Data Dashboard, Community Checkup, WA Tracking Network
  • Local resources such as Communities County
  • New Tableau-powered pages the PMWG developed for the Regional Health Needs Inventory (RHNI) such as population health profiles by ACH region (this will grow as more data are released by the state for the RHNI).

The King County ACH is scheduling a first round of informational meetings for each project area. The purpose of these meetings is to share information, discuss the parameters for the project area, assess potential opportunities and challenges for King County in engaging in this project area, and identify potential project implementing partners.

Learn more and sign up!

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 among the various health transformation efforts so that they may better synthesize evidence and share knowledge in their pursuit of better population health and healthcare, lower costs, and greater health equity.

Read more of this post by Sharon Bogan

Upcoming events

Please join us on April 19rd to learn about the state’s new Medicaid Transformation Demonstration and about a project focused on improving health outcomes complex health conditions. We will have two informational sessions on April 19th – one in the morning in South Seattle and one in the in afternoon in North Seattle.

Washington’s agreement with the federal government is to implement a five-year Medicaid transformation demonstration aimed at:

  • improving how we take care of individuals;
  • better addressing local priorities;
  • delivering high-quality, cost-effective care that treats the whole person; and
  • creating linkages between clinical and community-based services.

A key component of this effort is transforming the Medicaid delivery system to care for the whole person through the Accountable Communities of Health (ACH). As part of this transformation effort, each ACH has the opportunity to develop and implement a project focused on Community-Based Care Coordination focused on improving health outcomes for individuals with complex health conditions.

  • When: Wednesday, Apriil 19, 2017

  • Where (9:00 am - 11:00 am)
    King County International Airport/Boeing Field
    7299 Perimeter Road South
    Seattle, WA 98108
    Register for the AM session

  • Where (2:00 pm to 4:00 pm)
    Seattle Children's Hospital – main campus
    Wright Auditorium
    4800 Sand Point Way NE
    Register for the PM session

For more information about this event, please contact Mariel Torres Mehdipour at Mariel.TorresMehdipour@kingcounty.gov or at 206-477-8620.

Please join us on May 8, from 10 AM - Noon to learn about the state's new Medicaid Transformation Demonstration and implications for physical and behavioral health integration in King County.

Washington has reached an agreement with the federal government to implement a five-year Medicaid demonstration waiver aimed at improving how we take care of individuals to better address local health priorities, deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that treats the whole person, and creates linkages between clinical and community-based services. A key component of this effort is transforming the Medicaid delivery system within each region to care for the whole person and use resources more wisely through the Accountable Communities of Health (ACH). As part of this transformation effort, each Accountable Community of Health is required to develop and implement a project focused on furthering physical and behavioral health integration in the region.

During this event, you will have an opportunity to learn about the waiver, the specific requirements for the physical and behavioral health integration project, and how you can be involved.

When:  Monday, May 8, 2017; 10 AM – Noon

Where:
Bethaday Community Learning Space
605 SW 108th St.
Seattle, WA 98146

Hosted By: The King County Integration Design Steering Committee (A committee of the King County ACH)

Register for the event online.

It's all about collective action.

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This project is supported by Funding Opportunity Number CMS-1G1-14-001 from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS or any of its agencies.