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

Ongoing Projects

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.

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.

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.

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

Posted Wed, July 15, 2015

Grantee: HealthPoint CHC
Timeframe: July 2015 - June 2018 | Amount: $370,000

HealthPoint’s project 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.

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.

Seattle Children’s Gender Clinic: Year 2

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.

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.

Integrated Health Care for Adults with Serious Mental Illness

Posted Tue, July 14, 2015

Grantee: Navos Mental Health Solutions
Timeframe: July 2015-June 2018 | Amount: $710,000

During the upcoming year, Navos and Public Health will provide integrated behavioral and primary care to 1,000 patients. The program will offer at least two wellness classes and activities per quarter, for a total of eight during the year. These will include Cooking Matters classes offered in partnership with Solid Ground; six-week classes focused on self-management of chronic disease, pre-diabetes, or chronic pain; and wellness activities such as a walking group.

Bellevue Community Advocacy Program Expansion (B-CAPE)

Posted Tue, July 14, 2015

Grantee: International Community Health Services
Timeframe: July 2015-June 2018 | Amount: $659,322

ICHS goals in the coming year: 1) improve access to health care, health insurance, and health resources, 2) reduce health disparities, and 3) improve health outcomes for low-income, LEP, and uninsured/underinsured immigrants and refugees, particularly those from Asia, Latin America, and the former Soviet Union with low health literacy and those in need of information about services and resources available through the ACA. In the third year, ICHS will focus on strengthening partnerships in the Eastside and Shoreline. ICHS will also try to improve health literacy for community members and patients through group activities, health education workshops, and one-on-one interactions to support health insurance and social services navigation.

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.

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.

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 2018 | Amount: $335,000

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.

Maintaining Access to Needed Specialty Services

Posted Wed, March 06, 2013

Grantee: Project Access Northwest
Timeframe: January 2006-June 2017 | Amount: $1,651,809

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.

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.