The Episcopal Health Foundation is funding multiyear initiative for six Texas communities to build accountable communities of health (ACHs) – community-based, multisector partnerships that work to improve the health of their community. The foundation is providing the six community collaboratives grant funding, technical assistance, and peer-learning opportunities organized by PCCI around topics related to health equity, community engagement, governance, data infrastructure, strategy development that will position them to advance community-led, financially sustainable social determinants of health strategies that improve health outcomes.
The Episcopal Health Foundation engaged the Georgia Health Policy Center as an external evaluator for the one-year planning period. Evaluation activities for this planning year included a grantee readiness assessment, coaching to aid grantees in developing logic models, and defining performance measurements at grantee and enterprise levels. The center will be evaluating the three-year implementation period.