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.
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.