Written by Daniella Gratale and Debbie Chang, Nemours Children’s Health System
Disclaimer: Moving Health Care Upstream is a collaborative effort co-led by Nemours Children’s Health System (Nemours) and the Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities at the University of California- Los Angeles (UCLA). The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Nemours, UCLA or the Moving Health Care Upstream initiative.
Nemours is excited by the opportunity and potential that Accountable Communities for Health can bring to pediatrics. Following a meeting we co-convened with the Health, Medicine and Society Program of the Aspen Institute in 2016, Nemours authored a perspective that the National Academy of Sciences released today entitled Defining an Accountable Community for Health (ACH) for Children and Families. The perspective makes the case for optimizing health for children and families, beginning in the early years, presents a vision for the future, identifies core elements for an ACH for Children and Families model, and outlines unique considerations for policymakers and funders who could play a critical role in testing the model. [Read more…]