Aligning in Action: Western Idaho Community Health Collaborative
This case study examines how payers, foundations, health systems, and public health came together in early 2019 to form a 10-county collaborative and align each other’s strategies and investments in a coordinated effort. The resulting Western Idaho Community Health Collaborative (WICHC) represents just under half of the state’s population.
WICHC is a 21-member collaborative that represents the subject matter expertise across the different sectors working within community health — dental, behavioral health, nursing, physicians, public health, hospitals, transportation, local government, and community-based organizations.
Aligning Systems for Health: Health Care + Public Health + Social Services, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and managed by the Georgia Health Policy Center, is focused on learning from stakeholders across the nation about effective ways to align these three sectors to better meet people’s goals and needs.