Accountable Care Communities in Rural: Laying the Groundwork in Humboldt County, CA – 2015

This joint paper was authored by members of both the Health and Human Services Panel in June 2015.

The paper presents a case for the viability of Accountable Care Community (ACC) models in rural communities, including in rural Humboldt County, California. Accountable Care Communities reflect a unified approach to improving the health and reducing the costs of care of an entire community through a purposeful alignment of health care system, social service, and community resources.

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This report was authored by:

Paula Weigel, PhD
Chance Finegan, MPP
Jocelyn Richgels, MA

Contributing Authors
Kathleen Belanger, PhD
Mario Gutierrez, MA
Keith Mueller, PhD