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

Ongoing Projects

Safe Healthy Empowered Women’s Clinic (SHE)

Posted Mon, July 22, 2019

Grantee: Aurora Commons
Timeframe: July 2019 - June 2020 | Amount: $166,000

A Kind, Non-Judgmental, Accessible and Comprehensive Healthcare Delivery Model for Street Based Sex Workers (SBSW's) on Aurora Avenue. The SHE Clinic was designed to address the barriers to access and to provide the SBSW community innovative, accessible, and non-judgmental healthcare.

Providing Health-related Services and Improving Health Access and Outcomes for Homeless Children

Posted Mon, July 22, 2019

Grantee: Boyer Children’s Clinic
Timeframe: July 2019 - June 2020 | Amount: $145,000

Funding from PHPDA will implement the planning and innovation work that Boyer has led over the past year to bridge gaps in service coordination among family homeless services and early intervention services. By implementing a multi-system intervention, the project will address access barriers and health outcome disparities for children who are homeless.

Homelessness and Injection Drug Use: Expanding Access to Care

Posted Thu, July 20, 2017

Grantee: Hepatitis Education Project (HEP)
Timeframe: July 2017-June 2020 | Amount: $365,000

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.

Community Health Navigators to Decrease Disparity in Hypertension Control for African Americans

Posted Mon, July 22, 2019

Grantee: Harborview Medical Center
Timeframe: July 2019 - June 2020 | Amount: $172,822

Harborview Medical Center will develop a pilot patient navigation program for African Americans with hypertension, informed and designed in collaboration with community members. Harborview Medical Center will establish and build upon long-term relationships and create a program that is sustainable and scalable to support the larger Harborview, UW and King County African American population longitudinally.

Community Health Center’s HIV Medical Case Management Program

Posted Thu, July 20, 2017

Grantee: Country Doctor Community Health Centers
Timeframe: July 2017-June 2020 | Amount: $509,995

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.

Understanding Our Strengths, Elevating Our Priorities: Community Health Board Coalition

Posted Mon, July 22, 2019

Grantee: Somali Health Board
Timeframe: July 2019 - June 2020 | Amount: $150,000

Somali Health Board is the Fiscal Sponsor for Community Health Board Coalition (CHBC). The CHBC will conduct an asset-based, community-led assessment of the health priorities of eleven communities of color. This will lay the groundwork for building a comprehensive workplan and policy agenda.

Behavioral Health Crisis, Engagement and Treatment Team to Improve Outcomes for Homeless Youth

Posted Thu, July 20, 2017

Grantee: Ryther
Timeframe: July 2017-June 2020 | Amount: $476,347

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.

Health Services at the Cynthia Green Family Center

Posted Thu, July 20, 2017

Grantee: Renton Area Youth & Family Services (RAYS)
Timeframe: July 2017-June 2020 | Amount: $284,481

Renton Area Youth & Family Services’ (RAYS) program will increase the availability of primary healthcare services and health education of people in Skyway, Renton, and South Seattle. The community of Skyway is often referred to as an urban island; situated in between Renton, Seattle, and Tukwila, the unincorporated community has few services and limited transportation into and out of Skyway prohibit individuals from regularly accessing medical services. There are no medical healthcare providers in Skyway.

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 2020 | Amount: $300,000

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.

Health and Housing Choice Project

Posted Thu, July 20, 2017

Grantee: Global to Local
Timeframe: July 2017-June 2020 | Amount: $540,000

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.