Governance & Organizational Structure

The information below provides resources on governance, conflict of interest, dispute resolution and organization staffing. 

 
 

Governance

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Developing Effective Governance 

This webinar focuses on two critical elements of effective ACH governance – clear decision-making processes and formalized structures. Presenters shared lessons learned from other multi-stakeholder engagements including example decision making workflows, and dispute resolution processes, as well as policies, disclosures, and example strategies for addressing conflicts of interest that may arise. General guidance on the purpose of a governing body, principles of good governance and additional examples of formalizing structures and establishing decision making processes are provided. (May 2017)

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Generic Bylaws

Bylaws are the rules that an organization is governed by.  They set forth the structure of the board and the organization.  Bylaws are a legal document, which means there are legal requirements for what should be included in the bylaws. The requirements vary depending on the state in which you operate in.

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Governance Best Practices 

This webinar, presented by Manatt, focuses on ACH governance & organizational structure requirements; the purpose of a governing body; principles of good governance; effective ACH governance; the decision-making process to include transparency, voting thresholds, workflows and dispute resolution; formalized structures: conflicts of interest and ACH governance evolution. (August 2017)

 

Conflict of Interest

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Conflict of Interest-Example Disclosure

A Conflict of Interest Disclosure statement gives a chance for conflicts of interest to be disclosed by board members annually.  This is a sample document provided for informational  purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or counsel.  ACHs should consult with their legal counsel with respect to the development of a conflict of interest policy and related documents that are appropriate to specific needs.

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Conflict of Interest-Example Policy

This sample Conflict of Interest Policy is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or counsel.  ACHs should consult with their legal counsel with respect to the development of a conflict of interest policy and related documents that are appropriate to their needs.

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Olympic Community of Health: Conflict of Interest Policy 

This resource was created and shared by Olympic Community of Health.  The purpose of this policy is to help inform the OCH Board of Directors on what constitutes a conflict of interest and assist the Directors in identifying and disclosing actual and potential conflicts.

 

Dispute Resolution

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Sample Dispute Resolution Policy

This resource is a sample Dispute Resolution Policy requested by ACHs by the Manatt Subject Matter Experts.  This document has not undergone and will not undergo any legal review from HCA. ACHs will need to determine whether to conduct their own legal review of this document. As a reminder, ACHs are expected to have a dispute resolution policy in place that addresses disputes in a timely manner, and that aligns with existing commitments to HCA.

 

Organization Staffing

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ACH Executive Director Job Descriptions

This resource contains a few examples from ACH's around the state that have Executive Director job descriptions.  This information was compiled in response to ACHs request to understand what the core infrastructure functions of ACHs could be and what type of staff would be needed to fill these functional needs.

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ACH Outreach & Communication Specialist Job Description

This resource is a compilation of two job descriptions for Outreach Specialist and Communication Specialist for an ACH.  This information was compiled in response to ACHs' request to understand what the core infrastructure functions of the ACHs could be and what type of staff would be needed to fill these functional needs.

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ACH Program Manager Job Description

This resource is a compilation of Program Manager Job Descriptions from ACHs around the state.  This information was compiled in response to ACHs request to understand what the core infrastructure functions of ACHs could be and what type of staff would be needed to fill these functional needs.

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Organizational Capacity Considerations for ACHs

This resource is designed to support ACHs in understanding the key organizational functions that are required for assessing existing organizational capacity and identifying outstanding needs, developing resource plans to strengthen ACH organizational capacity and determining the appropriate resourcing options to accommodate their long-term sustainability goals. (May 2017)