Research shows that medical care accounts for 10% of health outcomes. Other factors contribute up to 90% to a person’s health, including race, socio-economic status and the environment. A new collaboration, called Accountable Communities for Health (ACH), tackles the contributing factors to health at one time and develops approaches to wellness.
More than 100 leaders from many fields started meeting in April of 2016 to form the San Diego ACH. Their mission is to create a wellness system that ensures individuals, families, and communities have access to all they need to create a lifetime of health and wellness. They are driven by a vision of health, wellness and equity for all, regardless of zip code.
The Stewardship Group is the governing body of the ACH. Consistent with the vision of the ACH, the Stewardship Group provides strategic guidance on the development of the ACH and governs the operations of the ACH, creating a new, comprehensive and lasting approaching to achieving health and wellness.
Working together, the Stakeholder Group created a shared mission and vision for the ACH and helped to shape ACH governance and Stewardship Group composition. The Stakeholder Group provides guidance to the ACH stewards and partners.