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The work to form the North Sound ACH began in 2014.

In 2014, members of the North Sound Accountable Community of Health (North Sound ACH) Pre-Planning Group submitted a proposal to the Health Care Authority for a six-month planning grant. The North Sound region includes Island, San Juan, Snohomish, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties. At that time this was a project under the leadership of the Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement (WAHA).

In 2015, the North Sound ACH was awarded a Pilot grant from the Health Care Authority as one of two inaugural ACH Pilot Communities.

In June 2015, the North Sound ACH and was designated by the Health Care Authority as Washington’s first ACH on July 1, 2015.

In Summer 2016 the North Sound ACH began its transition to an independent entity by incorporating as a Washington nonprofit corporation. In Spring 2017 the North Sound ACH appointed its first Board of Directors, moving from the Governing Body structure it had used for the prior years.

To learn more about the North Sound ACH, or to join our newsletter/email list please contact Tiffany Edlin.