Community Quality Initiatives

Statewide healthcare transformation is achieved with focused attention to improve care quality in an environment where clinical and community partnerships lend to healthier communities via a system that is affordable and sustainable over time.   

Accountable Communities of Health (ACH) is a model that engages multi-sector groups of stakeholders implementing innovative strategies to meet the clinical and social needs of a community through population-based, community-applied interventions. ACH provide care through partnerships that extend beyond clinical walls, integrating medical and non-medical services to achieve greater health equity among all residents of a community.

Iowa Healthcare Collaborative (IHC) guided the successful application of the ACH model across communities in Iowa during the State Innovation Model. IHC, the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise led the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center initiative from 2015 to 2019.

The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) is an example of IHC’s commitment to continuing this work. IHC leads a multi-sector consortium committed to strengthening and expanding prevention, treatment and recovery services to address substance and opioid use disorder in high-risk rural Iowa communities.