Bastrop Accountable Communities for Health (BCACH) Partners are fortifying and optimizing their collective efforts in advancing cross-partner alignment and solutions in Bastrop County to continue addressing economic stability. Shao-Chee Sim recently reported on behalf of the Episcopal Health Foundation Board of Directors that they have approved funding authorization to continue the TACHI initiative in 2024-2025. This allocation allows the continuation of invaluable platforms in Texas that strengthen cross-sector collaboration to go beyond the doctor’s office to improve the health and well-being of Texans. BCACH was one of six selected in 2019 and again in 2023 to continue receiving grant funding, technical assistance, and peer learning. BCACH diverse sectors include healthcare, workforce, social services, and more. On October 17, 2023, BCACH Partners will convene for a pivotal roundtable discussion to develop a comprehensive 2024-2025 Portfolio of Interventions. This portfolio of interventions will essentially serve as BCACH Partner’s strategic work plan. The primary objective of this endeavor is to meticulously refine and coordinate the efforts of partnering organizations, create a collective vision, identify the work of each partner, and foster a sense of unity and purpose in identifying resources, sharing data, and any innovative solutions to address economic stability.
BCACH is also celebrating its acceptance into the New Growth Innovation Network (NGIN), a nonprofit organization that unites economic development leaders committed to building a new field of quality economic growth practices. This acceptance speaks to the dedication and vision of BCACH partners who are committed to addressing economic stability. NGIN provides disciplined practice and product innovation as well as expertise and resources to practitioners and communities. BCACH will participate in the Equity Impact Investments Program, a cohort aimed at uniting Economic Development Organizations and Community-Based Organizations to work together in co-designing impactful projects that build inclusive economies.