Health happens in communities, in the spaces where we come together, live, and work; where children go to school and play; and where we seek care and services.
North Sound Accountable Community of Health (North Sound ACH) is an independent nonprofit organization committed to building vibrant and healthy communities, places where all can live full lives. We convene diverse individuals and organizations to foster meaningful community-led collaboration leading to equitable well-being, fewer people suffering and struggling and more people thriving.
Recent Blog Posts
- Working together to uphold Vital ConditionsIt has been almost one year since a “greater than” 100-year flood impacted Whatcom, Skagit, and other counties around the state of Washington. Close to 2,000 households were displaced in North Sound, and one year later many of those families are still waiting for repairs or permanent placement. Access to affordable housing was already severely […]
- Collaborative Action Network: Aspirations and ActionsI am often asked the rationale behind the common agreements that we have asked all partners to commit to. For those who aren’t familiar with them they are linked here. Since 2014, when leaders from across five counties and eight tribal nations formed what is now North Sound ACH, the underlying focus on advancing equity has […]
North Sound ACH Land Acknowledgement: We begin by acknowledging, with humility, that the land where we are today, is the territory of the People of the Salish Sea. Their presence is imbued in the waterways, shorelines, valleys and mountains of the traditional homelands of the Coast Salish People – Since Time Immemorial…