HOW WE OPERATE
Looking for not only a new way to work but a new way to hold each other accountable for impact, the team looked for other, like-minded individuals and organizations who would join forces and build a strategy for change. In 2012, ARCHI adopted its 28-year strategy for health improvement in metro Atlanta. In 2013, the first 30 organizations signed on as official members committed to aligning their efforts to the ARCHI strategy and since then partners have combined their interventions, altered the way they worked, begun to track progress with shared measures and jointly invest.
CAPTURE AND REINVEST
An unbiased platform
ARCHI provides an unbiased platform— meaning ARCHI recognizes that while health systems and healthcare are essential to achieve balanced health for all residents of the region, the solutions lie far beyond their walls and expertise. The unbiased platform allows organizations, agencies and individuals from a wide range of disciplines to align and achieve greater effectiveness. It recognizes that the best solutions are the ones that come from communities and organizations themselves. While always utilizing a data-driven, evidence based approach ARCHI’s unbiased platform ensures all are needed and welcome to join and make change.
ARCHI incentivizes unlikely partners by building alignments between organizations and communities who may have never worked together before. Once residents, agencies or healthcare systems recognize that they have shared goals (ie- lack of parks and sidewalks is reducing physical activity; poor quality housing is creating health conditions like asthma, bronchitis) ARCHI works to make it easy and seamless for them to connect, combine their resources and know-how and increase their impact. Collaborations are more sustainable when every partner is not only giving but receiving value and ARCHI works with its partners to deliver impact over the long term.
ARCHI activates innovative models by sharing new ideas, best practices and lessons learned from across the region and the country. Change in health conditions, disease prevalence and health outcomes will come when partners and leaders change the way they work. ARCHI facilitates these transformations at both the community and systems level always drawing on the data, bringing to Atlanta what works and accelerating learnings from what’s on the ground today.
Demonstrating Mutual Benefit is a key element of successful alignments. ARCHI helps partners to develop data collection, impact measures and MOUs and joint funding agreements that incorporate the basic concept that for a partnership to be sustained, mutual benefit must not only be experienced, but measured.
TOGETHER WE CAN
Healthcare costs by -13%
Non-urgent trips to the emergency room by -45%
Hospital readmissions by -13%
Worker productivity by +7%
Access to preventive and chronic care by +16%
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.