Southwest Washington Accountable Community of Health (SW ACH) is an accountable community of health (ACH), one of nine in the state. We're designed to address the major health priorities in our region by focusing on health equity and social determinants of health.

We do this through three main objectives: improving the health of the population, improving the patient experience of care, and reducing health care costs.

Our region includes Clark, Skamania, and Klickitat counties and the Tribal Nation of Cowlitz (see map, below).

A map of all the ACH regions in Washington

We are governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of local leaders in the community and sectors of health throughout our counties. The Board works with our internal team to identify the most effective way to meet our region's greatest areas of need in the most financially effective way possible. Our goal, and that of all ACHs, is to achieve the highest attainable level of health and well-being for all members of our communities.

Our Board of Trustees currently meets once a month, and will move to a quarterly schedule in the near future.

Healthier Washington

Healthier Washington is, along with the ACHs, the answer to more effective, more efficient health care in the state of Washington. Let us tell you about it here (or, if you wish, visit their site).

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What is an ACH?

An ACH is an Accountable Community of Health, and there are nine of them across Washington State, providing regional insights into local communities and their health care needs.

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Our Team(s)

We have a lean team of dedicated employees, working tirelessly to implement the vision of our Board of Directors. We also have a Board of Trustees and a Council specifically for the Regional Health Improvement Plan.

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