Vision & Overview
In 2017, WMRHA became the community lead organization for the Accountable Healthy Communities Model (AHCM) in the West Mountain Region
An Accountable Community for Health (ACH) is a structured, cross-sectoral alliance of healthcare, public health, and other organizations that plans and implements strategies to improve population health and health equity for all residents in a geographic area. Designed to strategically leverage resources across sectors, the ACH model presents tremendous opportunities to reduce costs, enhance quality of care, and improve population health.
During the 5 years that it took to establish AHCM, WMRHA supported 17,692 social screenings by 24 health facilities and helped thousands of people receive care that could keep them needing to use emergency rooms for basic services related to social needs.