Resources

Pacific Hospital Preservation & Development Authority: Bridging gaps in health care access

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Posted in Resources / Fri, February 15, 2013

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Information from AHRQ's research helps people make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services. AHRQ was formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.

Best Start for Kids

Posted in Resources / Fri, June 15, 2018

Best Starts for Kids is a voter-approved initiative led by Executive Constantine to help put every baby born and every child raised in King County on a path toward lifelong success.

It invests in prevention and early intervention strategies that promote healthier, more resilient children, youth, families and communities. It is considered the most comprehensive approach to early childhood development in the United States, starting with prenatal support, sustaining the gain through teenage years, and investing in safe, healthy communities that reinforce progress.

Best Starts for Kids is making research based on the latest neuroscience available to all parents and caregivers so that every child and youth in our region has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Center for Studying Health System Change

Posted in Resources / Fri, February 15, 2013

HSC research focuses on quality improvement and measurement; adoption of information technology; patient-provider relationships; payment policy, care delivery related to chronic conditions; and public health activities

HSC closely monitors changes in access to and quality of health care from the viewpoint of consumers and physicians. Studies about access to care include the uninsured and those with low incomes, as well as racial and ethnic minorities and people with chronic conditions

Communities of Opportunity

Posted in Resources / Fri, June 15, 2018

Communities of Opportunity (COO) is investing in community-driven solutions and strategies that affect long-term systems and policy change. The initiative is made up of and governed by a collaborative partnership of leaders from our community, government, and philanthropy who are directing resources to priority communities where the greatest gains in health and well-being will lead change throughout the county. Creating greater health, social, economic and racial equity in King County so that all people thrive and prosper, regardless of race or place.

Healthier Here

Posted in Resources / Fri, June 15, 2018

HealthierHere is transforming the way health care is delivered to thousands of residents in King County. We work across medical, behavioral health, social service, and community to build a welcoming, accessible, and integrated delivery system that fosters health and wellness for all. At the heart of HealthierHere's work is an understanding that many factors affect health, and a belief that everyone should have the opportunity to live a healthy life. HealthierHere's programs focus on moving beyond the clinic and hospital walls by addressing a whole person’s needs, building strong partnerships between healthcare, behavioral health and social service systems, and implementing large-scale improvements in delivery systems that reduce health disparities.

Philanthropy Northwest

Posted in Resources / Fri, June 15, 2018

Philanthropy Northwest is a network of philanthropists, philanthropies and philanthropy-serving organizations working in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Their network is dedicated to ensuring our communities have vibrant, healthy futures that honor our past, our people, and our cultures.

To accomplish this vision, Philanthropy Northwest promotes dialogue and convenes conversations that facilitate connections and cross-sector relationships among peoples, groups, and institutions working to build and sustain a more vibrant, equitable and inclusive tomorrow.