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

Completed Projects

Targeted Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance for Latinos

Posted Fri, June 20, 2014

Grantee: El Centro de la Raza
Timeframe: July 2014-June 2017 | Amount: $237,124

The Affordable Healthcare Outreach and Enrollment project supports uninsured participants in the 48 El Centro programs and the larger community to navigate the Washington website and enroll in health coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Enrollment Navigator guides participants through the enrollment process by providing information that allows individuals to make a well informed decision in selecting their provider and plan, and information on how to navigate state plan and provider systems.

Dentures for Low-Income Adults

Posted Thu, June 05, 2014

Grantee: Seattle-King County Dental Society
Timeframe: July 2014-June 2017 | Amount: $241,440

Seattle-King County Dental Society will provide access to customized dentures and partials for low-income adults who do not qualify for Medicaid. Lost teeth impact adults’ self-esteem, job seeking chances and overall health. Patients will be referred from safety net clinics and will be screened and case managed by Project Access Northwest.

Translated Outreach & Enrollment Materials for Medicaid Expansion

Posted Thu, May 23, 2013

Grantee: Public Health - Seattle & King County
Timeframe: July 2013-December 2014 | Amount: $50,000

The overall goal of this project is to decrease the number of uninsured King county residents who face barriers to enrollment due to language access. This grant will allow for translation of ACA Medicaid health care outreach and enrollment materials into additional languages. These additional languages are expected to be: Punjabi, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Purepecha, Swahili, Burmese, Tigrigna, and Oromo. Other language groups needing translated materials may emerge during the outreach effort. The eight current translated languages are English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Cambodian, Laotian, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean. Public Health expects to produce up to four different types of written products: flyers, posters, tear off cards, rack cards PHSKC could contact as many as 19,000 people during this 18-month period.

Specialty Referral Barriers

Posted Thu, April 18, 2013

Timeframe: 2007-2009 | Amount: $91,404.93

Due to a concern following the decline in the number of low-income, uninsured patients seen by Pacific Medical Centers (PMC), the Pacific Hospital PDA funded this study to evaluate the specialty referral processes for uninsured patients from Public Health and community health centers to the PMC specialists. After this study identified barriers in the referral process and recommendations to improve the process, the percentage of referrals received and successfully appointed at PMC increased from 42% in 2007 to 73% in 2010.

Project Access NW Efficient Visit

Posted Wed, April 10, 2013

Grantee: Project Access Northwest
Timeframe: 2009-2010 | Amount: $9,990

In 2009, the Pacific Hospital PDA contracted with Project Access Northwest to develop recommendations that would increase the likelihood that a patient’s first visit with a specialist was effective. Orthopedic, hand surgery, dermatology, gastroenterology, general surgery and ophthalmology appointments were made more efficient for volunteer specialists.