Alliance for Community Health Integration (ACHI)

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The Alliance for Community Health Integration (ACHI) is a coalition of public health, consumer advocacy, social service, and community organizations working to harness health care to address the social determinants of health and promote health equity.

2019 ACHI Priorities:

  • Maximize the Impact of MassHealth Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)
  • Better Align Hospital Investments with Community Needs
  • Partner with Health Care to Advance Housing Policy

For ACHI fact sheet, click here 


Maximize the Impact of MassHealth Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

MassHealth has made a commitment to address health-related social needs in their ACO program through screenings, referrals, and services. ACHI promotes strong relationships between ACOs and community-based organizations; and promotes data transparency regarding social needs, interventions, and outcomes so that advocates can identify what’s working and what needs to be improved.

 
Better Align Hospital Investments with Community Needs

ACHI advocates for changes in how hospitals invest in communities, such as through community benefits, so that these investments have a greater impact on social determinants, are more transparent to the community, and are driven by community-identified needs.

 
Partner with Health Care to Advance Affordable Housing Policy

ACHI partners with hospitals and other health sector leaders to use its combined political clout to advance state legislation that improves access to healthy, affordable housing options for all Massachusetts residents.


ACHI Members

Action for Boston Community DevelopmentGreater Boston Food BankMassachusetts Communities Action Network
AIDS Action CommitteeGreater Boston Interfaith OrganizationMassachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance
Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAsHealth Care For AllMassachusetts Law Reform Institute
Boston Alliance for Community HealthHealth Care Without HarmMassachusetts Public Health Association
Boston Public Health CommissionHealth LeadsMLPB
Center for Community Health Education Research and ServiceHealth Resources in ActionNational Association of Social Workers--Massachusetts Chapter
Center for Health Law and Policy InnovationHomes for FamiliesProject Bread
Children's HealthWatchJane Doe, Inc.Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts
Citizen's Housing and Planning AssociationLatino Health Insurance ProgramRegional Housing Network of Massachusetts
Community Teamwork, Inc.Massachusetts Association for Community ActionWestern Massachusetts Health Equity Network
Disability Policy ConsortiumMassachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations
Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath)Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers

For more information, contact Maddie Ribble: mribble@mapublichealth.org.