Olympic Community of Health (OCH)
Olympic Community of Health brings together partners and representatives from a variety of sectors and tribes, working together to improve population health in the Olympic region.
Purpose: To tackle health issues that no single sector or Tribe can tackle alone.
Vision: A healthier, more equitable three-county region.
Mission: To solve health problems through collaborative action.
An Accountable Community of Health
OCH is one of nine Accountable Communities of Health (ACHs) in Washington State. An ACH is a state funded regional organizations that coordinates Medicaid Transformation work.
Overall ACH goals include:
Promoting health equity
Creating and collaborating on local health improvement plans
Supporting local and statewide projects such as Medicaid Transformation, practice transformation and value-based purchasing
Aligning resources and activities that improve whole person health and wellness
Demonstrating the effect that new approaches have on health outcomes
Click here to learn more about Washington state's Accountable Communities of Health.
Olympic Community of Health's geographic region includes Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap Counties.
We are in the territorial lands of the Sovereign Nations of the Hoh, Jamestown S’Klallam, Lower Elwha Klallam, Makah, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Quileute, and Suquamish Tribes. The OCH Board of Directors consists of leaders from tribal nations and health sectors throughout the three-county region.
1 National Park
77,000+ Medicaid Beneficiaries (2019 Healthier Washington Report)
OCH engages primary care providers, behavioral health providers, community based organizations, and social service providers to better serve the health needs of the Olympic region.
A Natural Community of Care is a group of partners that serve the same Medicaid population due to geographical proximity, natural referral patterns, and collaborative service agreements.