Financing the Infrastructure of Accountable Communities for Health is Key to Long-Term Sustainability

Manatt Health partner Cindy Mann co-authored an article for Health Affairs alongside GWU Milken Institute School of Public Health’s Dora Lynn Hughes, where they conducted a legal and policy review to identify potential funding streams specifically for Accountable Communities for Health (ACH) infrastructure activities. In the article, they note that ACHs aim to improve the health of individuals and communities by addressing social determinants of health and “require funding not only for programs and services but also for core infrastructure functions.” They also highlight that in order to sustain ACH, “policy makers and program administrators should clarify and define ACH infrastructure functions and, where appropriate, explicitly recognize supporting these functions as an allowable use of funds and facilitate their coordination across program funding streams.”

Manatt Health associate Elizabeth Dervan also contributed extensively to this article.



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