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What we're working on

What are the three core strategies of Healthier Washington?

Improve how we pay for services

Presently, providers of health care services are paid every time they provide a service, even when the service doesn't work. The plan calls for rewarding providers when they achieve good outcomes. Information on effectiveness and cost will be collected and shared to help providers and consumers choose the best treatment options.

Ensure health care focuses on the whole person

The current system creates barriers to addressing physical health, mental health, chemical dependency, and basic living needs as early as possible and at the same time. The plan calls for methods of integrating care and connecting with community services to achieve the best possible result for individuals. It also adjusts how we pay for services to make care for the whole person possible.

Build healthier communities through a broad collaborative regional approach

Virtually all health care is delivered at the local level. Driven by local partners, the plan calls for a regional approach that provides resources to communities. Working together, communities can bring about changes that will improve health for the people they serve.

How will we achieve these strategies?

  1. Regional transformation
  2. Accountable Communities of Health (ACHs)
  3. Regional health data mapping / hot-spotting
  4. Practice transformation support
  5. Workforce capacity and flexibility
  6. Quality and price transparency
  7. Person and family engagement