Outcome Area

Strong Safety Net

Theory of Change

In 2016, the REACH Foundation began implementation of a five-year strategic plan with a revised Theory of Change that built on the foundation's longstanding interest in health care coverage, access and quality. The Theory of Change details our strategic focus, target populations, barriers we seek to address and preliminary indicators of effectiveness.

Long Term Impact

Achieve health equity by reducing barriers to coverage and care.


Increase the number of consumers served by the health care safety net in the foundation’s service area from 185,000 in 2014 to 220,000 by 2020.

Outcome Area Strategies

Strengthen the capacity of the safety net and community to provide high quality, integrated care for consumers with no or inadequate health insurance coverage.

Strategy 1

Core support for health and advocacy organizations to strengthen the region’s safety net.

Strategy 2

Advocacy and policy strategies and training programs to expand the oral health care workforce.

Strategy 3

Implementation of strategies to transform care such as trauma-informed care, patientcentered medical home and care integration.

Strategy 4

Connect health care consumers, providers and services to reduce the gap between consumer need and health care.


Close the Coverage Gap


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