Pledges will address disparities and growing burden of diabetes and hypertension
Washington, D.C. (April 26, 2023) – The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) is proud to announce its non-profit, regional, provider-aligned health plans have signed on to a Chronic Disease Pledge to address and reduce the incidence of diabetes and hypertension across the United States. Chronic diseases are responsible for most deaths in the U.S. and come at a high price, with Hispanic, Black, and American Indian and Alaskan Native individuals disproportionately impacted by chronic conditions, as well as a growing burden among young Americans. ACHP members are not content with the status quo and are stepping forward now, via the Chronic Disease Pledge, to improve diabetes, hypertension and childhood obesity outcomes in their respective communities by 2030.
“ACHP members are already among the highest-performing plans when it comes to chronic disease outcomes,” remarked Ceci Connolly, ACHP President and CEO. “Each of us likely knows someone living with at least one chronic disease, and we have all witnessed the toll these conditions take on individuals and families. Likewise, our members are in the communities they serve and see the impacts of chronic diseases on their neighbors every day. I’m so proud to see our members stepping forward and holding themselves accountable for improving the health of their communities in these critical areas.”
The Chronic Disease Pledge traces its origin to “Health Care 2030: ACHP’s Roadmap to Reform,” a forward-looking report outlining practical changes for immediate and long-term improvement in the U.S. health care system. Each ACHP member will use its extensive knowledge of local neighborhoods, as well as the collective innovation across ACHP’s membership, to deliver significant and measurable impact on chronic conditions across the nation. Plans are tailoring their goals to specific populations with demonstrated need and are targeting related social drivers such as food insecurity, housing or transportation. To reach their goals, members will utilize a variety of strategies including community partnerships, deploying innovative technology solutions, eliminating cost-sharing for certain medications and addressing behavior health conditions.
To learn more about individual ACHP members’ specific pledge goals for their communities, please contact email@example.com.
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