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

Ongoing Projects

De Corazon (From the Heart):  Building Solutions and Strategies for Increased Bystander CPR and AED

Posted Mon, January 30, 2017

Grantee: The Hope Heart Institute
Timeframe: January 2017-December 2017 | Amount: $25,000

PHPDA funds will assist in developing a Heart Restart CPR/AED train-the-trainer program for Promotoras in South Park. The overall goal of this project is to increase the number of underserved Latinos in South Park who are trained in CPR and how to use an AED.

County-Based Health Coverage for Immigrants

Posted Sat, October 01, 2016

Grantee: NoHLA - Northwest Health Law Advocates
Timeframe: October 2016-September 2017 | Amount: $30,000

Grant funds will support NoHLA staff and a consultant in health economics in researching existing county-based programs (CBPs) that offer health coverage to uninsured immigrants, evaluating promising practices and analyzing how Washington and King County’s population, existing programs, potential financial offsets, and other factors would facilitate or create challenges for adapting such programs locally.

Seattle University College of Nursing Foot Clinics for the Homeless

Posted Mon, January 30, 2017

Grantee: Seattle University
Timeframe: January 2017-December 2017 | Amount: $25,000

Seattle University College of Nursing (SUCON) with the clinical oversight of Seattle-King County Department of Public Health (PHSKC) will operate a foot clinic for the homeless population in Seattle. The project will offer free foot care at St. Francis House during two, four-hour sessions a month.

Welcome Home Meal Delivery Program Expansion

Posted Mon, January 30, 2017

Grantee: Lifelong
Timeframe: January 2017-December 2017 | Amount: $25,000

PHPDA funds will be used for an expansion of the Welcome Home Meal Delivery Program, a nutritional intervention focused on reducing the rate of readmission to inpatient care of high risk populations and the analysis of derived data. Lifelong will complete an expansion of this program that will focus in South King County, mainly in the cities of Kent and Auburn.

Domestic Violence and Behavioral Health Screening and Response Workshop

Posted Sat, October 01, 2016

Grantee: Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence
Timeframe: October 2016-September 2017 | Amount: $10,395

The Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence (CEGV) will use PHPDA funds to address the gaps in services for survivors of domestic violence with mental health or substance use concerns by offering a training event on DV identification and response for behavioral healthcare professionals.

Encompass Mobile Therapy Van

Posted Sat, October 01, 2016

Grantee: Encompass Northwest
Timeframe: October 2016-September 2017 | Amount: $7,500

Encompass will create a mobile therapy vehicle in a modified Sprinter van that will be upfitted to contain a PCIT lab with a walled off play room, a one-way mirror and the sound and video equipment necessary to provide the program.

Patient Training Designs

Posted Sat, October 01, 2016

Grantee: IAF Northwest
Timeframe: October 2016-April 2017 | Amount: $7,500

A group of HEC students have partnered with IAF Northwest and Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residents to recreate the community organizing approach model by engaging and supporting patients in high disparity communities to become active agents in taking more control over their health.

Smiles in Schools

Posted Tue, April 05, 2016

Grantee: Washington State Smile Partners
Timeframe: April 2016-March 2017 | Amount: $20,000

Smile Partners aims to overcome the obstacles that keep the lowest-income, most ethnically diverse groups at its current schools from participating in its preventive oral hygiene program. It estimates that at least 800 low-income children most in need of preventive oral health would gain access to its dental hygiene services as a result of this project. Through careful data tracking during Smile Partners' consent process in its Pre-K and Elementary schools, its hygiene teams document participation levels among families in these existing schools. It has been able to gain a close count of the households whose children may benefit from their services but do not participate for a number of different reasons, which include lack of Medicaid coverage (despite possible eligibility), lack of awareness that dental services are covered by their Medicaid insurance if they carry it, cultural resistance to or lack of awareness of the importance of tooth-decay prevention, language barriers, and inability to cover the service's subsidized copay.