The Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement (ARCHI)
The Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement (ARCHI) is an interdisciplinary, coalition working to improve the region's health through a collaborative approach to community health assessments and improvement strategies.
The Atlanta region has a great opportunity to change the culture of healthcare. A number of converging forces encourage providers to take a collaborative approach to health assessments and interventions:
Public health departments who seek accreditation must perform community assessments;
Local governments are thinking seriously about their investments in health, assessing needs and setting priorities;
Foundations are increasingly choosing to invest in collaboratives rather than single agencies;
Federally Qualified Health Centers must assess the need for expansion; and
Hospitals are pressed to assess, plan, and invest to meet new IRS regulations. It's tempting to approach this work independently, but the real opportunity lies in collaboration. With the potential to be more efficient and effective, collaborative assessment can lay the groundwork for collective priority setting and investment to achieve maximum impact.
ARCHI Allignment Inventory
ARCHI is tracking the programs and projects that align with the ARCHI priority areas in Fulton and DeKalb counties. Please take a few minutes to enter information on the programs or projects provided by your organization into the ARCHI Alignment Inventory. ARCHI Alignment Inventory Form
The playbook is organized with sections describing each of the priorities that were included in the Atlanta Transformation scenario. The intent is to provide examples of interventions that investors and decision makers can envision as opportunities for change that will move the region toward health improvement.
ARCHI is a growing coalition of public, private and nonprofit organizations committed to improving the region's health.
If your organization shares this goal, please consider joining us. ARCHI Membership Agreement (PDF)