ACHP Framework for Community Health Work

ACHP plans recognize the importance of taking a community-wide approach to improving health, and view their role as leaders, facilitators and partners working to improve the health and well-being of communities. The drivers of a person’s total health include clinical health care, health behaviors, socio-economic factors and environmental factors. ACHP plans are committed to addressing all these drivers as part of the movement toward building healthier communities. Our plans are developing innovative programs and partnering with other community leaders and organizations to extend the reach of health care beyond the clinical setting and into daily lives.

ACHP has written a series of brief profiles describing ACHP member initiatives that improve community health. We have customized a framework of the total drivers of health. Within this framework, you may access profiles by the type of total health driver they address.

To read the profiles please click on the total driver of health, such as Diet or Health Literacy. New profiles will be added regularly.

**ACHP members also have access to our ACHP Community Health Program Inventory, which includes a list of community health programs at ACHP plans and contact information for each program.**

Total Health Drivers

Adapted from HealthPartners (George Isham and Donna Zimmerman) and David Kindig, University of Wisconsin & Institute of Medicine

Profiles
CareOregon – Food Rx
Capital District Physicians’ Health Plan – The Healthy Living Center
Capital Health Plan – Champions
HealthPartners – Better Shelf for Better Health
HealthPartners – PowerUp
Independent Health – Good for the Neighborhood
Independent Health – Fitness for Kids
Kaiser Permanente – HEAL Cities Campaign
Kaiser Permanente – Hunger Free Colorado
Kaiser Permanente – Thriving Schools
Presbyterian Healthcare Services – La Cosecha
Security Health Plan – What to do When Your Child Gets Sick
UCare – Senior Legal Fair
UCare – Minne-Loppet Youth Skiing Program
UCare – Twin Cities Mobile Market

Past Events
Webinar: Forging Educational Partnerships to Improve Kids’ Health
Webinar: Addressing Food Insecurity, One Partnership and Innovation at a Time