ACHD Certified Healthcare Districts

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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 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
March, 2018

Antelope Valley Healthcare District
November, 2014

Beach Cities Health District
October, 2014

Eden Township Healthcare District
November, 2015

Fallbrook Healthcare District
November, 2016

Grossmont Healthcare District
May, 2016

John C. Fremont Healthcare District
March, 2015

Los Medanos Community Healthcare District
April, 2016

Marin Healthcare District
August, 2016

Mark Twain Healthcare District
April, 2016

Mayers Memorial Hospital District
March, 2017

Northern Inyo Healthcare District
July, 2018

Palomar Health District
August, 2014

Peninsula Health Care District
November, 2015

Petaluma Health District
May, 2015

Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District
February, 2017

Sequoia Healthcare District
August, 2014

Sonoma Valley Healthcare District
April, 2016

Tahoe Forest Health System
May, 2016

West Side Health Care District (Taft)
February 2018

To request application materials to begin the Certification process please contact Sheila Johnston.
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