Engagement and Collaboration

The resources below provide information on community, stakeholders and partners; tribal and urban native collaboration; clinical providers and systems; workforce development and communication. 


Community, Stakeholders and Partners


Advocacy & Lobbying: Building Knowledge & Skills

ACH's are at a "pivot point" to be hearing about challenges at the local level that, given their access to state leaders, makes their voice critical in policy and system change circles at multiple levels.  It is important to know the rules of the road for ACHs when dealing with advocacy and lobbying.  This resource provides information on what an ACH can and can't do in regard to advocacy and lobbying as                                                    well as provides scenarios for ACHs to help in this work. (November 2016)


Community Engagement Background & Recommendation Draft (NSACH)

This draft report was created for the North Sound Accountable Community of Health (NSACH) as a deliverable of the Washington State Health Care Authority's ACH Technical Assistance Contract.  NSACH had requested a briefing on how to use best practices in approaching community engagement across its region. (February 2016)

Leading Practices for Community & Stakeholder Engagement

Throughout project planning and implementation, ACHs must demonstrate that they are engaging and soliciting input from community members and partnering providers which may include: Medicaid beneficiaries, MCOs, social service agencies, direct care workforce, law enforcement agencies, and faith-based organizations, among others. This resource reviews the Certification and Project Plan requirements related to Community and Stakeholder engagement and provides leading practices and case studies. (July 17th, 2017)


Meaningful Engagement

This presentation explores the principles and practices from the 100 Million Healthier Lives Initiative (and other best practices) to lay the foundation for meaningful engagement strategies that support individual and collective ACH goals and opportunities.  This presentation was prepared by Laura Brennan, MSW for the 3rd Quarterly ACH Leader Convening in 2016.

Partnering for Sustainable Transformation

This resource was given at the June 2017 ACH Convening.  The objective of this presentation was to engage rural hospital leaders and ACH partners in a discussion about needs and ideas for Medicaid Transformation Demonstration project considerations in rural communities.

Shared Learning Syllabus & Presenter's Guide (CPAA)

Shared learnings are one of the four core operating principles of the Cascade Pacific Action Alliance (CPAA). By routinely incorporating shared learnings into Council meetings, CPAA focuses on exploring and sharing opportunities to support CPAA action and innovation.  The draft Shared Learning Syllabus is being used to set the CPAA priorities for shared learnings at the monthly council meetings.  The Presenter's Guide is used to prepare the presenters and give them an idea of CPAA's expectations of the presenters. (July 2016)


Tribal & Urban Native Collaboration


Olympic Community of Health Tribal Collaboration Policy

This document is a sample Tribal Collaboration policy created by the Olympic Community Health ACH.  


Olympic Community of Health Tribal Partnership Webinar

This webinar, presented by the Olympic Community of Health ACH, discusses their techniques and examples with working toward achieving a robust and engaging tribal collaboration with the Tribes in their region. 


Clinical Providers & Systems


ACH Assessment Tools of Provider Capabilities

This tool, provided by Better Health Together that offers a template on the sample provider capability survey. (September 21, 2017).


Best Practices for Engaging Providers: Part 1

This technical assistance resource is a presentation of best practices for engaging providers by identifying provider champions, opportunities to disseminate ACH updates and leveraging structures to engage provider champions. This is Part 1 of 2 presentations on provider engagement. (May 2017)


Best Practices for Provider Engagement:  Part 2

This presentation was given at the ACH Convening in June 2017.  The objective of the presentation was to build on the preceding discussion of rural health system partnerships to help ACHs plan for provider engagement across their project portfolios.

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Standard Partner Agreement

In accordance with STC 29, ACHs must establish a partnership agreement with partnering providers. To support this process, HCA has been working on a standard agreement that will be a required element of registration with the Financial Executor portal. Meaning, partnering providers will need to agree to these terms in order to complete registration and receive incentive funds. HCA is seeking ACH feedback on the terms contained within this document since it will be required for funds distribution. (September 22, 2017)


Sample Term Sheet

The sample term sheet document is a template for ACHs to use to formalize relationships with partnering providers outside of the Financial Executor Portal requirements. This document was prepared based on agreements used in New York but sample terms are illustrative only. ACHs should contact legal counsel for assistance developing appreciate legal documents. (September 22, 2017)


Workforce Development


Workforce Development Considerations

This presentation was given at the ACH Convening in June 2017.  The objective of this presentation is to provide clarity on workforce development expectations and related resources.


Workforce Development Discussion

This presentation is a follow-up to the Workforce Development presentation from June 2017.  This presentation discusses workforce timelines, elements of planning, and workforce support/resources. (August 28, 2017)


Workforce Development and Planning

This slide deck presents a discussion on how the State will support ACHs to identify and incorporate existing statewide expertise and resources. It also describes how ACHs will assess current capabilities, capacity, gaps and barriers; develop strategies to address the gaps and barriers; incorporate cultural competency and more. (September 25, 2017)




WA Department of Health: Web Guidelines-Excerpts

Find helpful tips provided by Washington State Department of Health regarding developing a website.  These excerpts are provided as a sample to assist partners in developing a website.  They do not include all agency guidelines, standards or citations. (June 2017)


WA Statewide Health Systems Transformation Initiatives Strategic Communications 

The Strategic Communications Plan outlines shared communications goals, objectives, tactics and key messages for health system transformation initiatives in Washington State.  The plan is a living document and will be updated as health system transformation efforts evolve. (October 4, 2017)