What is TACHI?

Episcopal Health Foundation launched the Texas Accountable Communities for Health Initiative (TACHI) in October, 2020. It’s an $8 million multi-year initiative to support the development of financially sustainable, multi-sector community health collaboratives in six Texas communities.

TACHI Improves Communities

TACHI will offer collaboratives grant funding, technical assistance, and peer-learning opportunities around topics related to health equity, community engagement, governance, data infrastructure, strategy development, etc. The initiative aims to position collaboratives to advance community-led, financially sustainable social determinants of health (SDOH) strategies that improve health outcomes.

Leveraging Accountable Communities For Health

This multi-year initiative will support existing collaboratives in our region to become high-functioning and sustainable entities known as Accountable Communities for Health (ACH).

ACHs are community-based partnerships formed across sectors such as healthcare, housing, social services, public health, employment training, and economic development, to focus on a shared vision and responsibility for the health of the community.

TACHI INSIGHTS

Keep up with all of the TACHI developments from around Texas including news, expert blogs, success stories, and case studies from TACHI grant sites.

Key Partners

Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation (PCCI) serves as the Project Management Office (PMO) for Episcopal Health Foundation’s TACHI project.

Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) serves as the external Evaluator for TACHI.

TACHI Sites

1. Austin Rundberg »

The Austin Rundberg site is a small, urban community located in the City of Austin bounded by I-35 and Mopac. Lone Star Circle of Care will serve as the backbone for this collaborative.

2. Bastrop County »

Located east of Austin, Bastrop County Cares will serve as the backbone for this collaborative.

3. Brazos Valley »

Located in Bryan/College Station, Texas A&M University will serve as the backbone for this collaborative.

4. Greater Northside – Houston »

Based in Houston, Avenue CDC will serve as the backbone for this collaborative.

5. Gregg County »

Located in Longview in East Texas, Community Healthcore will serve as the backbone for this collaborative.

6. Williamson County »

North of Austin, the Williamson County and Cities Health District will serve as the backbone for this collaborative.