About Our ACH

The North Sound Accountable Community of Health (North Sound ACH)  is committed to improving health of the people who live in Snohomish, Skagit, Island, San Juan and Whatcom counties.

The North Sound ACH includes individuals, organizations, and stakeholders working together to transform health and health care system across the North Sound Region. To accomplish this, we need a stronger emphasis on prevention, health promotion and community health, while promoting efficiencies and quality in physical, behavioral, and public health systems.

The North Sound region, home to more than one million people, includes Snohomish, Skagit, Island, San Juan and Whatcom counties, and 8 Tribal nations. The geography includes both urban and rural settings and spans from mountains to islands.

The North Sound ACH Board of Directors has individuals from various sectors including Behavioral Health, education, public and private health plans, hospitals, primary care, social services and supports,  philanthropy and representatives from the region’s Tribal Nations.

The North Sound ACH presents an opportunity for a multi-sector voice for health and health care system reform, strengthening clinical-community linkages, and identifying innovative solutions to lower costs while increasing the quality of care.

The North Sound ACH is a critical partner with the Health Care Authority in the Medicaid Transformation Demonstration Project, focused on improving health for people on Medicaid across the state. 

Our region is committed to meaningful engagement and discussions with those impacted by the policy focus areas. To that end, we are always open to adding consumers to our committees and workgroups. If you are interested in sharing your insights please contact us at voices@northsoundach.org.

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