Who We Are

We are a local group of community leaders who are focused on health, policy, and data-driven approaches. We use collaborative partnerships and innovative solutions to improve the health of our communities as a part of the state’s Medicaid Transformation efforts. Our goal is to activate health and social service providers, payers, Medicaid beneficiaries, and other community members to join in building a healthier region together.

Guided by a vision of Whole Person Health, we believe that everyone deserves to be as healthy as possible. By integrating behavioral and physical care, as well as supporting capacity-building initiatives and collaborative approaches, we are transforming health care in North Central Washington.

North Central Accountable Community of Health brings together organizations throughout North Central Washington to: 

  • Advance our shared goals of improving the health and well-being of the people who live in our region. 
  • Collaboratively build programs and methods that organizations can use to remove the obstacles to good health for our area’s residents. 
  • Act as a resource for organizations and individuals who want to work in partnership on ways to improve people’s mental, physical, and social well-being. 

The NCACH staff is headquartered in East Wenatchee, and serves the organizations and individuals in North Central Washington who are also part of who NCACH is as a multi-county group of regional health partners.

Why does NCACH exist and how does it serve the region?

  1. NCACH addresses health equity and improves the wellbeing of all people in the North Central Region.
  2. NCACH advances social, emotional, physical, and behavioral health as embodied in the principles of whole-person care.
  3. NCACH catalyzes the success of other entities by making complementary efforts and maintaining an environment of collaboration and community benefit.
  4. NCACH unifies regional efforts by coordinating and promoting collaboration across sectors.
  5. NCACH helps groups focus on cross-cutting priorities, pursues durable solutions, and prioritizes efforts that deliver systemic improvement.

Our work at NCACH can be conceived as being structured through our “Three Pillars” — each of which builds upon the other to support our work in the region. Since our work is ongoing, no pillar is ever really complete!

  1. We build through an inclusive process of DISTRIBUTED LEADERSHIP:
    1. NCACH guides partner and board learning priorities (such as through network learning agendas)
    2. NCACH serves as cheerleaders for others (such as in the way we build relationships)
    3. NCACH develops accessible ways to describe the new mission, values, and pillars (such as through our communication outlets)
    4. NCACH reviews network mapping and analysis (such as through the Visible Network Labs project)
  2. We anchor our work in SHARED MEASUREMENT:
    1. NCACH works with community partners to systems of common assessment in our region, through a process of distributed decision making.
  3. We advance transformation with a REGIONAL PORTFOLIO.
    1. NCACH identifies the region’s needs and priorities for improving health and wellbeing.

The mission of the North Central Accountable Community of Health is to Advance whole-person health and health equity in North Central Washington by unifying stakeholders, supporting collaboration, and driving systemic change, with particular attention to the social determinants of health.

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