COVID-19 – HealthierHere
HealthierHere COVID-19 Resilience Fund – to support the provision of critical direct clinical and Social Determinant of Health (SDoH) services that correlate to improved health outcomes for community members impacted by coronavirus, paying particular attention to those experiencing health disparities.
Actived: 6 days ago
(Just Now) Behavioral health agencies provide services critical to addressing the needs of the whole person. We partner with behavioral health agencies as critical partners in the effort to integrate physical and behavioral health services, and to address the needs of community members with mental illness and substance use disorder.
(6 days ago) We take a multi-sector, multi-pronged approach to make systemic change at the local, state, and federal levels. Results. HealthierHere improves health outcomes across King County, with a particular focus on health equity and eliminating disparities. We prioritize resources and efforts to those most marginalized.
CIE – HealthierHere
(4 days ago) A CIE, or Community Information Exchange, is a network of cross-sector partners – social service, community, tribal, government, physical and behavioral health organizations – who commit to coordinating care so that individuals have better access to the care and supports they need to improve their health.
COVID Response – HealthierHere
(4 days ago) We’re helping community-based and health organizations access personal protective equipment (PPE) for their staff, volunteers and the community members they serve. We’ve partnered with Communities Count and Public Health – Seattle & King County to analyze data related to local inequities and COVID impacts.
Our Committees and Board
(5 days ago) Jeff Sakuma is the Health Integration Strategist for the City of Seattle in the Department of Human Services. Prior work experience includes at Youthcare, Northwest AIDS Foundation, and Group Health Cooperative, and on the boards of People of Color Against AIDS Network, Bailey-Boushay House and Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands.
News from HealthierHere
(5 days ago) The Health Care Authority (HCA) is seeking provider participation in their annual Paying for Value survey. The survey will help track progress toward our statewide goal of paying for health and value, rather than paying for volume of care. In a value-based system,
Coronavirus in our Community – HealthierHere – King County
(5 days ago) Pay special attention to the unintended consequences of this situation as it relates to stigma, unconscious bias and the adverse behavioral health implications resulting from distancing and social isolation. We encourage you to work with your staff, family, friends and communities to support one another.
Health, Equity, and Justice for People Who Use Drugs
(7 days ago) Event: Health, Equity, and Justice for People Who Use Drugs (Virtual Conference) Date/Time: 06/22/2020 at 9:00 am - 12:30 pm. Location: Online - -. Details: by the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute. (from event flyer) Transforming our Communities: Health, Equity, and Justice for People Who Use Drugs. Two-part kick-off event: June 22 & July 7, 2020
Release of COVID Outreach and Engagement Fund Application
(7 days ago) HealthierHere and Public Health Seattle and King County are partnering to invest funds into community-based organizations in King County. Funding provided through the COVID-19 Outreach and Engagement Fund is intended to increase community access to scientifically accurate knowledge, an understanding of COVID-19 vaccines, and ultimately
National Healthcare for the Homeless Virtual Conference
(Just Now) For patients without homes, however, health equity is often out of reach. So, too, is quality care. This reality is made even more evident during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s virtual National HCH Conference & Policy Symposium embraces the theme, “EQuality = Equity + Quality in a COVID-Aware World.”
Traditions of Health: The Culturally Relevant Integration
(8 days ago) informed by our Traditional Health Taskforce, Behavioral Health Peer Network, and Traditional Healers Advisory Committee along with key stakeholder interviews. The Culturally Relevant Integration Model is a tool that UIHOs can use to implement integration approaches that move beyond shared information through electronic health …
News Release: Health and Social Service Organizations Join
(6 days ago) The Connect2 Community Network is committed to improving health equity by enabling coordination between health and social service organizations. It will link social service agencies, community-based organizations, behavioral health providers, clinics and health care systems in a unified network that can interoperate between different technology
Supporting the Medical Care of People Living with Serious
(Just Now) Case managers in behavioral health agencies form the backbone of efforts to improve the medical outcomes of people living with serious mental illness. This course is designed to prepare case managers for this work.
Technology RFP for CIE Launched! – HealthierHere
(9 days ago) Health Care Providers: Please complete HCA’s 2021 Paying for Value Survey; Tags. behavioral health care coordination committees community community-based organizations community and consumer voice committee covid-19 data equity governing board hiring hosted by another organization hosted by healthierhere in-person event indigenous investment
Dear WA Providers
(6 days ago) This includes hospitals, health systems, clinics, tribal health care, and behavioral health care, and others. HCA seeks one response per organization. The survey is designed to be filled out by an administrative leader, with consultation from clinicians as necessary, and should take no more than 30-45 minutes to complete.
We’re hiring! New opportunities to join the HealthierHere
(9 days ago) HealthierHere is currently hiring for two full-time positions, a Clinical Practice Transformation Manager- Quality Improvement and a Communications Manager. Are you or someone you know looking to join a great organization that is committed to working in innovative ways to improve the health and well-being of King County residents? If you do, please keep reading […]
Community Grants Program & Consumer Voice Listening
(7 days ago) The first round of the Consumer Voice Listening Project was conducted in fall of 2018, and the second round reached additional communities in 2019. Organizations used the grant funds to provide trusting, culturally relevant forums for community members to share their experiences with the health care system – what works, what doesn’t, and
Catalyst Fund Application – HealthierHere
(7 days ago) Catalyst Fund – Application. Over the past 18 months, HealthierHere, together with more than 75 clinical and community partners, has co-designed the Connect2 Community Network in King County. The Connect2 Community Network is a community information exchange (CIE) that aims to strengthen care coordination in our region by connecting social
How are WA's ACHs doing
(1 days ago) The draft Mid-point Assessment of Washington State’s Accountable Communities of Health is open for public comment until January 20, 2020. This report aims to assesses Accountable Community of Health (ACH) progress, issue recommendations on project continuation, and ensure compliance with the special terms and conditions of the Washington State Medicaid Transformation.
by the Asian, Pacific Islander American Health Forum, and
(5 days ago) 01/26/2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - by the Asian, Pacific Islander American Health Forum, and PROCEED, Inc., National Center for Training, Support, and Technical Assistance (from event page) Raising Voices: A Health Equity Webinar Series. Join professionals, thought leaders, and advocates for a collaborative discussion on health equity issues for vulnerable populations. This series focuses on
Avoiding COVID-19 Burnout: Self-Care and Resiliency for
(4 days ago) Join the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Behavioral Health Training Institute (BHTI) for Health Officials and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) on November 17 from 3-4 p.m. ET for “Avoiding COVID-19 Burnout: Self-Care and Resiliency for Public Health Leaders.”
Using the MeHAF Assessment for Organizational Change
(2 days ago) About the MeHAF:. The MeHAF Assessment is a nationally recognized self-assessment tool that assesses a clinical site’s progress toward implementing patient- and family-centered integrated care. The assessment focuses on two domains: Integrated services and patient and family services, and; Practice/organization. The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) adopted the 21 question MeHAF+
49 Local Orgs Selected for Catalyst Fund Awards
(3 days ago) Afghan Health Initiative, Arms Around You, Atlantic Street Center, Association of Zambians in Seattle, Washington (AZISWA), Bridging Cultural Gaps, Byrd Barr Place, Catholic Community Services CREW Program, Center for Human Services, Chinese Information and Service Center, Coleman Family Services, Communities in Schools of Kent, Congregations for the Homeless, Consejo Counseling and Referral
New “Public Charge” Rule Threatens the Well-being of King
(3 days ago) HealthierHere urges community leaders, businesses and individuals to voice opposition HealthierHere, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving health and health equity in King County, and its 26-member multi-sector Governing Board join with advocates, individuals and families across the state to condemn the proposed “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” rule proposed by the
Community Health Through an Equity Lens: A Virtual Event
(6 days ago) Topic: Community Health Through an Equity Lens. This year’s event will highlight the work of Washington’s Accountable Communities of Health, focusing on equity and community. Sessions include (but are not limited to): Keynote by john a. powell, Director of the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley;
Expanding Low-Barrier MOUD Access in King County
(3 days ago) Anyone providing services for people with Opioid Use Disorder (including physical health, behavioral health, and community-based SDOH providers) as well as policy makers, funders, and other key OUD stakeholders *Please keep in mind that COVID-19 continues to impact events and business operations. We recommend checking event websites for updates.
Quality Medical Care for People Who Use Drugs (Webinar)
(1 days ago) 01/14/2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am - by the National Council for Behavioral Health & Providers Clinical Support System, funding by SAMSA (from event page) Leading Seattle-area physicians discuss how quality medical care intersects with harm reduction philosophy and practice. Hear case examples from medical providers who have advanced opportunities for recovery from substance use disorders by
Network Partner Workgroup Meeting
(2 days ago) • Is a unified network across health and human services providers • Serves the needs of the community • Is owned and governed by the community • Includes interoperability between technology platforms • Operates as a public utility. All are welcome to join the Network Partner Workgroup.
Apply by Jan 8 : Connect2 Community Network Catalyst Fund
(9 days ago) The Connect2 Community Network is a community information exchange (CIE) that aims to strengthen care coordination in our region by connecting social service, community, tribal, physical and behavioral health organizations. It will improve access to, and coordination between, the many different services that people need to be healthy.
Elevate Recovery Advocacy (Virtual Training)
(Just Now) 08/08/2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - by the Washington Recovery Alliance with support from the Washington State Health Care Authority Office of Recovery Partnerships (from event page) Elevate Recovery Advocacy is the Washington Recovery Alliance’s signature public policy and media engagement program. It is more than a training—it is the foundation of a statewide recovery movement. At Elevate
Medicaid Transformation Project Public Forum (Online)
(9 days ago) 12/11/2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - by the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) (from event announcement) In mid-December, Health Care Authority (HCA) will host a virtual public forum on the Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP). This year, we’ll provide an update on all MTP initiatives, share our COVID-19 response efforts, and talk about next steps for MTP. We’ll dedicate some time
Re-Imagining Behavioral Health in the 21st Century: Race
(9 days ago) by the Behavioral Health Institute, Harborview, UW Medicine, King County (from event flyer) RE-IMAGINING BEHAVIORAL HEALTH IN THE 21ST CENTURY: RACE, EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE. EXPLORING THE INTERSECTIONALITY OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS, MENTAL HEALTH AND SOCIAL JUSTICE. SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 – 1-5 PM SEPTEMBER 22, 2020 – 8-1 PM
What is the Connect2 Community Network
(6 days ago) and behavioral health organizations gather to deepen trust and work towards the common goal of health equity. Functionalities that streamline collaboration and information sharing support this vision. Community members are at the center of this work. Connect2 Community Network partners prioritize the needs of the communities
Black Feminist Health Science Studies Symposium (Virtual
(9 days ago) The first Black Feminist Health Science Studies Symposium is an introduction to the field and collective that claim the name. Join us as we talk about the need to integrate Black feminism into science, medicine, technology, and health. We hope to see you there! Evelynn Hammonds, Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science
COVID-19 Global Somali Forum (Virtual Event)
(Just Now) 03/07/2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am - by the Somali Health Board (SHB) (from newsletter announcement) To increase awareness, tackle misinformation, and provide accurate health information on the Covid-19 vaccine to Somalis here and around the world. SHB is bringing together prominent health experts from different continents to address and answer for the respective communities’ questions on the
Governing Board Meeting – July 1, 2021, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
(4 days ago) Health and other community partners; these include efforts to support health literacy and community health workers • Investment strategies approved by the Board in 2020 are proceeding (e.g., care coordination in King County, support for community health worker/navigators/others)
Connect2 Community Network Plan
(6 days ago) Individuals and families will experience improved health and well -being through increased awareness of , access to and engagement with services that are better coordinated , tailored to an individual’s needs and culturally a ppropriate. Success is measured not in the number of referrals received, but how well those
News Release: Washington's Accountable Communities of
(9 days ago) Cambia Health Solutions, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is dedicated to transforming health care. We put people at the heart of everything we do as we work to make the health care system more economically sustainable and efficient for people and their families. Our company reaches millions of Americans nationwide, including more than 3.1
Health Care for the Homeless Network RFP Funding (Virtual
(7 days ago) Public Health – Seattle & King County’s Health Care for the Homeless Network (HCHN) will be conducting a procurement process in starting in February 2021 for the next 3-year federal grant period covering calendar years 2022, 2023, and 2024. This competitive funding process will include 5.4 million dollars in annual funding from a variety of
COVID-19 Call for Behavioral Health Providers
(5 days ago) HCA’s Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) will host a weekly webinar for providers of mental health, substance use, and problem gambling services. The agenda will be developed each Monday based on what we know about COVID-19, and its relationship related …
Addressing Historical and Contemporary Racial Inequities
(2 days ago) by the Region V Public Health Training Center, in partnership with the National Council for Behavioral Health (from event page ) As we continue to grapple with the uncertainty of a global pandemic, people across our Nation have taken to the streets and boardrooms to demand change …
Making Sense of Vaccines During COVID-19 (Webinar)
(6 days ago) by the Washington State Department of Health, in partnership with Fred Hutch and participating panelists (from event page) What do we need to know about vaccines? With highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccines on their way, Washington’s leading experts are here to go beyond the headlines and bring you the scientific facts.
How to Leverage Quitlines to Better Support Your Clients
(3 days ago) 06/08/2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - by the National Council for Behavioral Health Connecting to Care – How to Leverage Quitlines to Better Support Your Clients (from event page) Tobacco users are at increased risk of severe complications from COVID-19, making the need for effective tobacco cessation programs more urgent during the current pandemic, especially among individuals with behavioral
Community Information Exchange (CIE) Network Partner …
(Just Now) physical health, behavioral health, tribal health, or services that help address social needs (e.g., food, housing, legal, employment, etc.) • Serve a significant portion of Medicaid, low income and/or under- or un-insured people in King County • Provide services to communities that are hard-to-reach or