March 31, 2022

Join us for the April Leadership Council on Practice Transformation

For the first time, all of Greater Columbia Accountable Community of Health’s (GCACH) Practice Transformation cohorts will provide a report out of their transformation efforts over the past few years! 

For those not familiar—a primary focus for GCACH has been transforming the healthcare delivery system through its Greater Columbia Cares Model (GCCM). The model is grounded in best practices and evidence-based methodologies from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), the Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative, Six Building Blocks, and more. The GCCM toolkit uses milestones to guide healthcare organizations, of all specialty types, in areas including: 

  • Budgeting
  • Care Management
  • Care Coordination
  • Organizational Assessments
  • Quality Improvement
  • Training & Learning
  • Infrastructure “Technology”

Referred to as Practice Transformation cohorts, GCACH has partnered with over 70 organizations since 2019 to embed these best practices as a means to enhance the quality of care, lower costs, and improve health outcomes. To ensure successful implementation, a Practice Transformation Navigator from GCACH meets with each organization on a monthly basis to provide technical assistance and guidance where needed.

Below is a breakdown of the types of healthcare providers in our program:

  • Cohort 1 (42 sites) just finished Q1 of year 4 
  • Cohort 2 (17 sites) just finished Q3 of year 3  
  • Cohort 3 (16 sites) just finished Q1 of year 3 

These sites have shown extraordinary and innovative implementation of the Greater Columbia Cares Model, which includes carving out their own organizational goals, mission and culture into each and every one of the milestones. From GCACH dollars earned as incentive (tied to each milestone) to GCACH awards received, we cannot recognize enough the outstanding commitment, partnership, relationship and pride our sites have brought to the Greater Columbia ACH. Join us Thursday, April 21st from 9-11:30am.



Find the agenda on the GCACH calendar


The GCACH Leadership Council meetings promote cross-sector collaboration on regional needs and priorities. Participants include professionals in healthcare, behavioral health, workforce, education, social services, government, public health, public safety, and more.