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

Project Details

Integrated Health Care for Adults with Serious Mental Illness

Posted in Projects / 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. It is expected that 60 clients will participate in wellness classes or activities during the year. The program will educate 200 patients regarding avoidable emergency room use, targeting new patients and high ED users. Navos will continue to work with patients after-hours to educate them on what is and is not appropriate for the ED, options for urgent care, and on-call care.

Navos is in the process of developing and implementing care pathways for high Emergency Department (ED) utilizers who are not currently being seen in the primary care clinic. Navos expects this work to roll out in May 2017. Incorporating these clients into our existing Team WIN process will be a major focus in 2017-18.

About Our Grantee

Navos Mental Health Solutions

The mission of Navos is to transform the quality of life of people vulnerable to mental illness and addictions by providing a broad continuum of care. 

Visit Navos Mental Health Solutions website here.

About Our Partner

Public Health - Seattle & King County

The goal of Public Health-Seattle & King County is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all people in King County, as defined by per person healthy years lived. Whenever possible, employ strategies, policies and interventions to reduce health disparities.

Visit Public Health - Seattle & King County website here.