Olympic Community of Health Website


There are many opportunities to participate in the OCH, Healthier Washington, and broader initiatives around the nation. Stay informed! Be proactive! Join us!

Recommended Reading, Viewing & Participation

Check out this two-minute video that explains Value-Based Purchasing:

Triple Aim: ​

1  improving patient care,

including quality and


 reducing the per-capita

cost of health care; and 

improving the health

of the population. 

join our team!

Olympic Community of Health is looking for a dynamic, committed office coordinator to join our team. Click here to view the full position description. Please direct questions and/or application materials to Margaret Moore at margaret@olympicch.org.

The technical assistance contractor, the Health Philanthropy Partnership, has released a new website full of great resources for ACHs, from governance to operations to sustainability.

There is a shared resource of communication materials for Healthier Washington. It has key messaging, videos (featuring our very own superstar, Joe Roszak!) and even business cards (available upon request.)

The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute published a brief report in April 2015 showing rates of crime, death and treatment for opioids in each county in Washington State.

Accountable Care Financial Agreements: Options & Considerations (June 2016): A new report from the Health Care Transformation Task Force, a consortium of patients, payers, providers and purchasers working to transform the U.S. health care delivery system, explores a range of viable accountable care plan options. HCA's Value-Based Roadmap strategy referenced above dovetails with the national trend as Medicare, the largest health care payer in the U.S., moves to payments based on value.

Alternative Payment Model (APM) Framework (January 2016): A great resource on health care purchasing, for which Value-Based Payment is a subcategory, is the Health Care Payment and Learning Action Network. You can register to join the network and participate in webinars and learning collaborative. Their whitepaper was released in January 2016. Or you can visit them on YouTube.

State levers to advance accountable communities for health (May 2016): This brief from the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) identifies state levers that advance ACHs by examining the ACH programs in California, Minnesota, Vermont, and Washington State. The HCA was involved in creating this document and it highlights our ACH neighbor to the south—Cascade Pacific Action Alliance.

Regional Vision.   Local Action.

Focusing on improving health outcomes across the population, including and beyond the health care system.

Sharing a unified, regional voice for the Olympic Region regarding health priorities.

Collaborating across systems to improve our community safety and well-being.

Utilizing a collaborative infrastructure that creates efficiency and scale.

Delivering culturally competent services, which include language access.

Driving action-oriented measurable outcomes through the use of data and a local voice.

Recommended Reading, Viewing & Participation

Check out this two-minute video that explains Value-Based Purchasing