Projects

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

Ongoing Projects

Outreach to Vietnamese & Somali Communities at Yesler Terrace

Posted Fri, June 20, 2014

Grantee: Neighborcare Health
Timeframe: July 2014-June 2017 | Amount: $416,048

Neighborcare Health’s Community Health Project provides services to the residents of Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) public housing properties at Yesler Terrace and High Point. It provides health focused outreach and education, support for healthy lifestyle behaviors, and linkage with primary care and affordable or no-cost health coverage. Services are provided by Community Health Workers drawn from the community, who leverage their familiarity and trust with the communities they serve to maximize their impact.

Outreach & Affordable Care Act Enrollment for Homeless Youth & Young Adults

Posted Thu, June 05, 2014

Grantee: Teen Feed
Timeframe: July 2014-June 2016 | Amount: $215,000

Teen Feed’s will offer patient navigation services to homeless youth and young adults through a team of Youth Health Coordinators. The coordinators will assist clients in understanding the new healthcare system and enrolling in Affordable Care Act services. The coordinators will also help the clients access services by accompanying them to their first primary care appointment.

Maintaining Access to Needed Specialty Services

Posted Wed, March 06, 2013

Grantee: Project Access Northwest
Timeframe: January 2006-June 2017 | Amount: $1,494,309

Project Access Northwest provides no-cost medical and dental care through a network of specialists and the systems in which they practice. Project Access NW partners with more than 1550 providers as well as every major hospital and hospital system in the region to provide care to our underserved patients. They also partner with ancillary service providers who donate their services so that there is complete and comprehensive treatment commensurate with that of someone who is commercially insured. The participating clinicians appreciate the efficiency that Project Access NW brings to the care they provide to the uninsured and under-insured they serve.

Supportive Health Care for Non-English and Non-Spanish Speaking Patients

Posted Wed, July 15, 2015

Grantee: HealthPoint CHC
Timeframe: July 2015-June 2017 | Amount: $270,000

HealthPoint’s project, Supportive Health Care for Non-English and Non-Spanish Speaking Patients, is designed to fill an identified unmet need to enhance primary care services for non-English and non-Spanish speaking patients by addressing language barriers and cultural differences. The project’s objective is to give these patients extra attention to help them understand, accept and engage in their plan of care.

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.

Healthcare Access Made Easy

Posted Thu, June 05, 2014

Grantee: Chinese Information & Service Center
Timeframe: July 2014-June 2017 | Amount: $295,568

Chinese Information & Service Center will conduct Affordable Care Act education and outreach to recent Asian immigrant individuals and provide them with information about the availability of and access to health care resources. The program will also provide direct assistance to these clients in accessing medical care. Target clients include low-income immigrants 65 and over who are not eligible for Medicaid yet but who can’t afford to buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and immigrants who may have insurance, or qualify for insurance, but who fail to access services due to language, cultural or transportation challenges.

Seattle Children’s Gender Clinic

Posted Thu, July 28, 2016

Grantee: Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation
Timeframe: July 2016 - June 2017 | Amount: $160,000

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.

Wellness for Asian Pacific American (WAPA) Project- Primary and Behavioral Integrated Care Project

Posted Tue, July 14, 2015

Grantee: Asian Counseling & Referral Service
Timeframe: July 2015 - June 2017 | Amount: $215,000

PHPDA funds will continue to support Asian Counseling and Referral Service’s continued efforts and commitment to serve clients who have fallen through the cracks in the new health reform system. The clients are not eligible for ACA benefits and are in need of culturally competent assistance in accessing health care and improving their health status.

Healthy Birth Outcomes

Posted Tue, July 14, 2015

Grantee: YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish
Timeframe: July 2015-June 2017 | Amount: $195,082

YWCA Healthy Birth Outcomes (HBO) works to reduce poor birth outcomes among low income women, specifically women of color and women experiencing homelessness in Seattle and South King County (SKC). These groups of women experience an increased risk of premature birth, low birth weight and infant death within the first year of life due to health disparities rooted in poverty, homelessness and discrimination.

Integrated Health Care for Adults with Serious Mental Illness

Posted Tue, July 14, 2015

Grantee: Navos Mental Health Solutions
Timeframe: July 2015-June 2017 | Amount: $500,000

The Integrated Health Care program for Adults with Serious Mental Illness is a partnership between Navos and Public Health—Seattle & King County. A primary care clinic is embedded within Navos’ largest outpatient mental health center in Burien, creating a health care home for clients. Public Heath provides the primary care staffing as well as a Nurse Care Manager who provides clinic-based care management to a caseload of approximately 50 patients who have substantial, complex behavioral and physical health needs. Navos’ therapists, case managers and peer specialists provide clients with mental health services.

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 healthplanfinder.org 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.

After-Hours Clinic for the Uninsured

Posted Fri, June 20, 2014

Grantee: Country Doctor Community Health Centers
Timeframe: July 2014-June 2017 | Amount: $553,958

Country Doctor Community Health Centers currently receives PHPDA funding to support a portion of the costs associated with its After-Hours Clinic (AHC), located on the Swedish Cherry Hill campus. The main purpose of the AHC is to provide access to primary care services when other health care providers are closed (6-10:00 p.m. on weekdays, noon- 10:00 p.m. on weekends), and when the services of an emergency room are not needed.

Addressing Disparities in Birth Outcomes for King County’s Most Vulnerable Communities

Posted Thu, July 28, 2016

Grantee: Open Arms Perinatal Services
Timeframe: July 2016 - June 2017 | Amount: $80,000

Open Arms provides birth and outreach doula services and trains community members to become certified doulas in order to promote maternal and infant health and help to eliminate perinatal health disparities. This project will train and hire new doulas from the African American and Native communities to meet demand from these two communities and serve at least 32 more Native and African American pregnant clients with doulas from their communities, to help address stark disparities in birth outcomes.

YWCA Passage Point Health Coordination

Posted Thu, July 28, 2016

Grantee: YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish
Timeframe: July 2016 - June 2017 | Amount: $70,918

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.

Community Health Workers in Affordable Housing Communities

Posted Thu, June 05, 2014

Grantee: Mercy Housing Northwest
Timeframe: July 2014-June 2017 | Amount: $748,932

Bringing Health Home is working to address the many barriers and health disparities faced by low-income residents of King County, especially those who are recent immigrants or from communities of color. Public Health data clearly demonstrates the sharp differences in health outcomes between the poorest and most affluent residents and areas of King County.

Bellevue Community Advocacy Program Expansion (B-CAPE)

Posted Tue, July 14, 2015

Grantee: International Community Health Services
Timeframe: July 2015-June 2017 | Amount: $429,899

The ICHS Bellevue Community Advocacy Program Expansion (B-CAPE) reduces health disparities by improving access to healthcare, health insurance, and health resources that support improved health outcomes for low-income, limited English-proficient (LEP), and uninsured/underinsured Bellevue-area immigrants and refugees, particularly those from India, Latin America, and the former Soviet Union, with low health literacy and those in need of information about services and resources available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Dental Case Management

Posted Wed, March 13, 2013

Grantee: Project Access Northwest
Timeframe: May 2011-June 2017 | Amount: $636,389

Project Access NW provides donated dental care through the Swedish Community Specialty Clinic (SCSC) and a limited number of private practices in King County. For uninsured patients, all care is donated. For patients with Medicaid coverage, the insurer is billed as normal. The participating clinicians appreciate the efficiency that Project Access NW brings to the care they provide to the uninsured and under-insured they serve.