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

Ongoing Projects

Health Services at the Cynthia Green Family Center

Posted Thu, July 20, 2017

Grantee: Renton Area Youth & Family Services (RAYS)
Timeframe: July 2017-June 2018 | Amount: $80,000

Renton Area Youth & Family Services’ (RAYS) program will increase the availability of primary healthcare services and health education of people in Skyway, Renton, and South Seattle. The community of Skyway is often referred to as an urban island; situated in between Renton, Seattle, and Tukwila, the unincorporated community has few services and limited transportation into and out of Skyway prohibit individuals from regularly accessing medical services. There are no medical healthcare providers in Skyway.

Healthy Birth Outcomes South King County Expansion

Posted Tue, July 14, 2015

Grantee: YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish
Timeframe: July 2015-June 2017 | Amount: $299,647

Through YWCA’s South King County (SKC) expansion, Healthy Birth Outcomes (HBO) will continue to support medically underserved pregnant and parenting women, with a particular emphasis on women of color, by helping these women access the care they need during and after pregnancy. Many of the pregnant and parenting mothers YWCA serve are unfamiliar with accessing the health care system and have not been consistently insured prior to pregnancy.

Increased Access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods for Underserved Women

Posted Wed, July 15, 2015

Grantee: Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI)
Timeframe: July 2015-June 2018 | Amount: $358,000

This project provides financial assistance to uninsured, underinsured, and low income women receiving care at the eight King County Planned Parenthood health centers to increase access to long acting reversible contraception methods (LARCs) and prevent unintended pregnancy.

Seattle Children’s Gender Clinic: Year 3

Posted Thu, July 28, 2016

Grantee: Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation
Timeframe: July 2016 - June 2018 | Amount: $340,000

This project will make Seattle Children’s Hospital a center of excellence in care for transgender youth by creating a multidisciplinary clinic with integrated medical and mental services and increasing training for providers working with transgender youth. The Seattle Children’s Gender Clinic, a one-day-per-week clinic, will be housed within the existing Seattle Children’s Adolescent Medicine Division and directed by Dr. David Breland, who has years of experience treating older transgender teens.

Protecting Health Coverage for King County Residents in the Aftermath of the Repeal of the ACA

Posted Thu, July 20, 2017

Grantee: Economic Opportunity Institute
Timeframe: July 2017-June 2018 | Amount: $100,000

Economic Opportunity Institute’s (EOI) Health Policy Associate and Executive Director will convene one-on-one meetings to develop preliminary policy models that address current cost, affordability, and accessibility barriers that remain in Washington state and threaten to further prevent health coverage with the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Addressing these barriers to affordable and accessible health care within and outside of the context of the Affordable Care Act will require innovative and creative policy development, informed by local policy experts.

Homelessness and Injection Drug Use: Expanding Access to Care

Posted Thu, July 20, 2017

Grantee: Hepatitis Education Project (HEP)
Timeframe: July 2017-June 2018 | Amount: $115,000

This project aims to expand access to health care for people who inject drugs (PWID), with a focus on people experiencing homelessness and/or housing instability. Specifically, Hepatitis Education Project’s (HEP) objective is to improve health in these communities through the creation of a syringe services program (SSP), as well as increased access to hepatitis C (HCV) screening, linkage to care, and cure.

YWCA Passage Point Health Coordination

Posted Thu, July 28, 2016

Grantee: YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish
Timeframe: July 2016 - June 2018 | Amount: $144,164

The Passage Point Health Coordination program, a component of the Health Access Department, will serve persons facing homelessness working to regain custody of their children upon exiting the corrections system. The program’s mission is to increase effective access to health care services and promote management of individual and family health needs.

Behavioral Health Crisis, Engagement and Treatment Team to Improve Outcomes for Homeless Youth

Posted Thu, July 20, 2017

Grantee: Ryther
Timeframe: July 2017-June 2018 | Amount: $150,000

Ryther is partnering with YouthCare to improve the outcomes for homeless teens and young adults. Together, the two organizations will provide behavioral care that is easily accessed, in order to serve the homeless youth population and improve their outcomes. The creation of the Behavioral Health Crisis, Engagement and Treatment Team is a vital part to linking YouthCare clients with available behavioral health services. Staff members in YouthCare’s residential facilities and the Orion Center will be working in conjunction with Ryther therapists and Ryther’s psychiatrist to assess these youth and provide the services they need at YouthCare facilities.

DESC Emergency Shelter Primary Care Clinic

Posted Thu, July 28, 2016

Grantee: DESC - Downtown Emergency Service Center
Timeframe: July 2016 - June 2018 | Amount: $339,558

The goal of the Emergency Shelter Primary Care Clinic is to provide a health home for DESC clients who would otherwise not have access to immediate services, except for a costly and probably unnecessary visit to the emergency room. This project has added an ARNP and will add a medical assistant employed by Harborview to be sited at the shelter.

Community Health Center’s HIV Medical Case Management Program

Posted Thu, July 20, 2017

Grantee: Country Doctor Community Health Centers
Timeframe: July 2017-June 2018 | Amount: $170,000

Country Doctor Community Health Centers (CDCHC) provides Medical Case Management (MCM) services to support high risk People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) engage in primary care, giving them access to critical medications and adherence education to help comply with complex medication regimens. Because the healthcare disparities among CDCHC PLWHA create significant barriers to successfully managing HIV/AIDS, CDCHC created an HIV Support Team comprised of three MCM and two nurses. This team complements the medical care provided by CDCHC’s clinical team.

Health and Housing Choice Project

Posted Thu, July 20, 2017

Grantee: Global to Local
Timeframe: July 2017-June 2018 | Amount: $170,000

The Health and Housing Choice project directly addresses the many health disparities faced by lowincome Somali and Latino residents of SeaTac and Tukwila. Global to Local (G2L) has been actively engaged with these communities for the past six years on issues relating to healthcare access and health outcomes. G2L will use PHPDA funding to support the work of two Community Health Workers (CHWs) and one part time HealthPoint staff, assigned to serve as a Clinical Community Liaison (CCL), all focused on reducing health disparities and improving health outcomes and access to care for Latino and Somali residents of SeaTac/Tukwila. The CHWs will be employed by G2L, while the CCL position will be subcontracted to HealthPoint.