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.
The project will target services to low-income Somali and Latino residents of SeaTac and Tukwila who are Section 8 voucher holders living in scattered-site apartments and homes. G2L will work with King County Housing Authority (KCHA) to identify voucher holders in the target population. CHWs will conduct outreach to potential project participants via direct contact as well as through multiple community events. G2L anticipates actively engaging at least 375 individuals in project activities over 12 months.
Global to Local
Global to Local is a nonprofit organization founded in 2010 through a partnership of Swedish Health Services, HealthPoint, Public Health Seattle & King County, and the Washington Global Health Alliance, along with the Cities of SeaTac and Tukwila. Their approach recognizes that access to good health is dependent on factors such as economic opportunity, education, and language and job skills. They are piloting approaches to improve individual and community health outcomes, lower health care costs and empower economic development in two of the most diverse and underserved communities in King County - SeaTac and Tukwila. The long-term goal is to design a sustainable model of care for communities around the country that face similar health and economic disparities.
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HealthPoint Community Health Center was the pilot partner on this work. HealthPoint is a community health center that provides medical and dental care at 17 clinics in 11 King County locations. They also work beyond their clinics to promote healthy communities.