A Day Without a CHC
Posted in Projects / Wed, March 13, 2013
Grantee: Community Health Council of Seattle & King County
Timeframe: November 2011 | Amount: $2,000
In November 2011, the Pacific Hospital PDA provided funding to the Community Health Council of Seattle & King County (CHC Council) to cover the cost of producing videos for their education and awareness effort in light of State budget challenges. The purpose of the campaign was to educate the community and state legislators about the critical role of health centers in improving health and cost savings in the local health care system. Community health centers provide access to care for underserved people who would otherwise need to seek care in local emergency rooms.
The first video captured the night vigil to save community health centers that took place at Swedish Medical Center on November 30, 2011. Soapbox, a media relations company, filmed the vigil and produced the video “Day Without a CHC.”
Day Without a CHC
The second product was a Special Sessions video for legislators to convey the important of community health centers and recap the “Day without a CHC" video. The film was sent to legislators during the first week of the legislative session and CHC Council lobbyists shared the video links with key legislators during regular meetings.
Special Sessions Video for Legislators
These videos were also linked to from the following safety net sites:
- Save Health Care in Washington's website
- Community Health Network of Washington’s website and Facebook page
- Health Point’s Facebook page
- Friends of Basic Health's Facebook page
- Community Health Association of Spokane's website
- International Community Health Services' website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed
- Country Doctor’s website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed
- Neighborcare Health’s website and Facebook page
Community Health Council of Seattle & King County
The Community Health Council is comprised of the community health centers that serve the uninsured and underinsured populations of Seattle and King County. The community health centers play a vital role in keeping our communities healthy and safe and in making quality health care available and affordable to people who would not otherwise have access to care.