Become A Certified Healthcare District Today
The Association of California Healthcare Districts (ACHD) is leading the way for Healthcare Districts to play a major role in the transformation of California’s evolving health care landscape by helping them meet the changing needs of their local communities.
As public entities and as leaders in health, Healthcare Districts have well defined responsibilities for serving the public, adapting to their health care needs and conducting business in a manner that is open and transparent - a role that only Healthcare Districts can fill.
To assist ACHD Members in demonstrating their commitment to exemplary compliance in meeting the health and governance needs of the public, ACHD has developed a core set of standards, referred to as Best Practices in Governance. Healthcare Districts that show their voluntary compliance with these practices are eligible to be designated by ACHD as a Certified Healthcare District.
Certification shows compliance with:
• Accountability Standards
• Transparency Standards
• State Law Requirements
• Website Conformity
• Knowledge of Financial and Other Reporting Requirements to State and Local Oversight Agencies
ACHD has developed resources, including a step-by-step guide, that can enable Healthcare Districts to be in compliance with the various practices and standards.
This interactive process is an educational opportunity that Board and executive leaders can engage in, which in turn will help assure complete understanding of laws, regulations and best practices of local health care governance in California. Healthcare District Certification is valid for three years, and Healthcare Districts that are “certified” are eligible for renewal.
How To Apply for Certification
To begin the Certified Healthcare District application process, simply e-mail the ACHD Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. The District will receive a checklist of materials to compile and submit; once the Healthcare District compiles the items, ACHD will begin the review process. When a Healthcare District documents, through this process, their compliance with Certified Healthcare District standards, the District will be designated a Certified Healthcare District.
Certified Healthcare Districts to Date:
Alta Healthcare District
Antelope Valley Healthcare District
Beach Cities Health District
Eden Township Healthcare District
Fallbrook Healthcare District
Grossmont Healthcare District
John C. Fremont Healthcare District
Los Medanos Community Healthcare District
Marin Healthcare District
Mark Twain Healthcare District
Mayers Memorial Hospital District
Palomar Health District
Peninsula Health Care District
Petaluma Health District
Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District
Sequoia Healthcare District
Sonoma Valley Healthcare District
Tahoe Forest Health System
West Side Health Care District (Taft)