California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative


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CACHI Selects Grantees

Six communities will receive $5.1 million in funding in support of multi-sector efforts to improve health outcomes. Read the announcement here.

Updated FAQs as of April 11

Please visit the FAQs section for new questions under Additional Questions - Added April 11, 2016

March 24th Webinar Recording Now Available

CACHI hosted a webinar on ACH-related governance issues. Click here for the recording. For the slides, click here and here for the ChangeLab Solutions presentation.

Register for the CACHI webinar on March 24th

CACHI is hosting a webinar on March 24th at 3 pm for all interested applicants on ACH-related governance issues. It is not mandatory to attend. We are providing it to help potential applicants think through the various issues associated with developing a governance structure that works for their communities. Please register here.

Updated FAQs as of March 3

Please visit the FAQs section for new questions under Additional Questions - Added March 3, 2016. Also note that question 37 has been updated.

Potential Applicants - Complete CACHI Interest Survey by March 8

In order to enable us to review proposals expeditiously, we are interested in finding out how many applications we may receive.

In addition, we have had several requests for assistance in identifying other organizations that may be interested in partnering together as part of a proposal. In order to facilitate these kinds of connections, we are developing a searchable online directory of potential applicants and collaborative partners. To that end, we have created a brief survey.

Please complete the survey by Tuesday, March 8. We will post the directory on the CACHI website within a week.  

Bidders' Conference - Resources Now Available

Both the webinar recording and the presentation slides from the Bidders' Conference are now available on our Past and Upcoming Webinars page.  

Updated FAQs and New Reports and Resources

Please visit the FAQs section for new questions. Also note that question 10 under Background and Overview has been updated. 

Please note the following new reports and resources:



Release of RFP

Community Partners, with support from The California Endowment, Blue Shield of California Foundation and Kaiser Permanente, is pleased to release a Request for Proposals for up to six Accountable Communities for Health.

Accountable Communities for Health (ACH) seek to explicitly bring together key sectors and partners—from the community to the health care delivery system—in order to collectively advance a common health goal. ACHs build on prior efforts to coordinate and integrate various organizations, programs and services by linking their activities together in a coherent and reinforcing portfolio of interventions across five key domains. By coordinating and aligning activities to address particular health issues in a community, ACHs hold great potential to achieve meaningful and lasting improvements in personal and population health.

The California Accountable Communities for Health Initiative (CACHI) will assess the feasibility, effectiveness, and value of this kind of more expansive, connected and prevention-oriented health system.

Up to six awardees will receive up to $250,000 in the first year of funding and up to $300,000 per year for the next two years. Grantees will also receive technical assistance and participate in a learning community.

We invite any interested organization or collaborative to learn more about this innovative and exciting initiative. You can access the RFP here.

Important dates:

January 22, 2016: Release of RFP
February 18, 2016 at 11 am PST: Bidders’ Call. Click here to register for the webinar. Don't forget to send any questions that you have ahead of time to Barbara Masters at
April 29, 2016: Applications Due

Potential applicants are encouraged to submit questions prior to the bidders’ call.

We will not be available to discuss individual applications; however, we welcome questions to clarify the RFP or ACH information. We will continue to update the FAQs as we identify areas for additional information.

Questions may be submitted to Barbara Masters, Project Manager at: