Next Steps for our ACH


More than 90 folks joined us for our Healthy People Champions Regional Gathering last month. It was an inspired day for BHT as we saw the key players in our region roll up their sleeves and get to work on moving our Accountable Community of Health work forward.

The week of February 29, we will launch our next phase of work with our Community Action Teams. We’ll be hosting ten work sessions focused on our “Community Linkage Mapping and Architecting the Ideal” for each priority area. We are building our teams now, if you have an interest in participating please let me know at

Wondering why we are asking so much of you—or just wondering how these activities will actually make people healthier?

We are pleased to host an educational webinar on Tuesday, February 23 from 9:30-10:3a.m. That includes three thought leaders who are not just talking about transformation but are making it happen.

  • Göran Henriks, Chief Executive of Learning and Innovation, Qulturum, County Council of Jönköping, Sweden, will join us to share the success and possibility Jönköping, Sweden,  has achieved by transforming health through the alignment of programs and resources within the community. I am especially inspired by their work because it has very little to do with their funding and more to do with how they work together as a community
  • Alisha Fehrenbacher, Chief Strategy Officer for Empire Health Foundation, is the former Oregon Care Coordination Organization CEO. The Oregon CCO movement preceded the creation of Healthier Washington and our ACH movement. I am intrigued by some of their lessons learned and making sure we learn in our development.
  • Dr Marc Pierson, an ER doc turned visionary health transformer, who has led some of the most innovative health work in Washington through his home base in Whatcom County.

I promise we will structure this session to be fast-paced and informational, leaving time for questions. We hope you will join us.