When families have access to a safe place to be active and social, the community becomes stronger
Bastrop County Accountable Communities for Health (BCACH) is to engage county partners in addressing the social determinants (influencers) of health. These influences may be behavioral, social, economic, and environmental in nature and which play a key role in health inequities in Bastrop County. This mission embodies and promotes the values of equity, inclusion, respect, trust, courage, and kindness which together provide the guideposts for improving the health and well-being of Bastrop County residents.
The Bastrop County Accountable Communities for Health (BCACH) vision is to be the county platform for bringing leaders, stakeholders, and community residents together to share accountability for and ownership in the transformation of systems, structures, and policies aimed at improving population health and ensuring greater equity on a sustainable basis. We are about relationship building, growth of personal confidence, strengthening self-efficacy; and working on all of the barriers that keep people from being successful. We address identifying solutions to barriers such as child care, financial and health literacy, food, and housing.
Governing Team- Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 10:00-11:30 am
Partner meetings are every other Tuesday from 9:30-11:00 am
Thank you to Episcopal Health Foundation and St. David’s Foundation for supporting the BCACH Initiative!
Community Health Workers
CHWs support the BCACH Initiative with the goal of connecting people to resources and transforming systems to improve community health and achieve greater equity on a sustainable basis rather than “one-time” interventions.
Ascension Seton; Bastrop City Economic Development Council, Bastrop County Cares Organization, Bastrop County Parks and Recreation, Bastrop County Cares & Texas AgriLife for Bastrop County, Bastrop County ISDs, Breast Cancer Coalition, Chamber of Commerce, Community Action Incorporation, Community Engagement-Workforce Development Rural Capital Area, Community Health Centers of South Central Texas, Early Childhood Coalition, Local Community Residents, Lone Star Circle of Care, Smithville Hospital Authority, University Interns, UT Connect (RGK Center), Community Action, and Workforce Solutions of Rural Capital Area.
1. Hiring of Community Health Workers to work in marginalized and historically excluded populations.
2. Informing community residents regarding opportunities to increase access to healthcare, higher wages, and workforce resources.
3. Development of a Community-Friendly Data Dashboard prototype focused on Economic Stability Indicators (With links on demographics, economics, and health measures).
4. Mapping of census tracts using GIS to identify Indicators of economic stability in Bastrop County.
5. An Environmental Scan conducted of Bastrop County by university intern students associated with quantitative/qualitative data on community voices, industry workforce, and the social determinants of health as well as identification of barriers.