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

Completed Projects

Health Coalition for Children and Youth Strategic Planning Project

Posted Wed, July 15, 2015

Grantee: Children’s Alliance
Timeframe: July 2015-June 2016 | Amount: $40,000

The proposed strategic planning project will be completed within a one-year-period. The final, adopted plan will address health disparities among children in King County by engaging experts who are community members in a qualitative data gathering and analysis process. The final outcomes from this project, the analysis and plan, will ultimately guide HCCY’s work shaping health systems that impact children.

International Counseling and Community Services Expansion Project

Posted Wed, March 11, 2015

Grantee: Lutheran Community Services Northwest
Timeframe: April 2015-March 2016 | Amount: $49,629

PHPDA funds will be utilized to establish a satellite office in Kent of LCSNW’s International Counseling and Community Services (ICCS) program. ICCS is located in South King County and primarily serves those living in Kent, SeaTac, Tukwila, Burien, Des Moines, and Federal Way. ICCS is a licensed community mental health agency with a focus on serving those who have survived war, torture, persecution, and oppression, and who have been further marginalized by language and culture. Services are provided in over a dozen languages, and via an interpreter if needed.

Smile Coach - Mobile Dental Hygiene Unit

Posted Wed, March 11, 2015

Grantee: Washington State Smile Partners
Timeframe: April 2015-March 2016 | Amount: $50,000

The geographic focus of Smile Partners' "Smile Coach" project is south King County, where the organization will serve more than 40 elementary schools in 2015-16 and beyond through a mobile dental hygiene unit. These schools have some of the highest poverty rates in the county. Even though many families are eligible for Medicaid, local providers who accept it are few and far between. Smile Partners' preventive oral health program removes barriers to students' access to care by bringing the clinics directly to the schools.

Filling in the Gaps - Assessing Disparities in Coverage in Washington State

Posted Wed, March 11, 2015

Grantee: Economic Opportunity Institute
Timeframe: April 2015-March 2016 | Amount: $25,000

Funding from the Pacific Hospital PDA will enable EOI to collect, assess, and analyze existing data on health care accessibility, affordability, participation and coverage in Washington State and King County, with a focus on disparities by race, gender, and socioeconomic status.

Improving Access to Healthcare for Under-served LGBTQ Community Members

Posted Fri, February 20, 2015

Grantee: Seattle Counseling Service
Timeframe: January 2015-December 2015 | Amount: $30,240

SCS’s project will focus on research required to fully understand the experience of being both LGBTQ and Immigrant/Refugee and/or Undocumented. Through this process, SCS hopes to discover the most effective ways to increase access to care and serve the behavioral and overall health needs of this vulnerable population. Project staff will embark on a year of research and planning, and collaborate with other community based organizations to lend expertise and learn from theirs in order to understand how SCS can best meet the needs of our LGBTQUIR community members.