Are you — or someone you know — passionate about building a unified, community-owned Community Information Exchange (CIE) to advance health equity and strengthen care coordination in King County, WA? The Connect2 Community Network (C2C Network) Advisory Group is currently recruiting to fill nine (9) open seats. Apply today to help shape this innovative work!
About Connect2 Community Network
The C2C Network aims to enhance community members’ health and well-being and reduce health inequities in King County by bringing together social service, community, Tribal, physical and behavioral health organizations in a unified, cross-sector network. The C2C Network is built on relationships and enabled by technology. It will improve access to, and coordination between, the many different services that people need to be healthy and thrive.
About the Advisory Group
The Connect2 Community Network is collaboratively governed by a multi-sector Advisory Group. This group is responsible for overseeing design, implementation and sustainability of the network, with support from cross-sector workgroups and guidance from the community. The Advisory Group meets monthly to guide design and implementation.
Currently, the Advisory Group is recruiting to fill nine open seats. Seven of the open seats are reserved for Tribal entities and organizations. Tribal representation is crucial to steer the network Tribal data sovereignty, the recognition that Tribal Nations and Indigenous people have the right to govern the collection, ownership, and application of their own data. The Connect2 Community Network worked closely with HealthierHere’s Indigenous Nations Committee to establish the composition of these seats. The remaining two seats are reserved for a social service organization and a community based organization.
Details on the open seats and the deadline to apply are below:
|Open Seats||Application Due|
|Representation from Tribal Nations and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN)-serving organizations in King County, initially reserved for Snoqualmie Tribe, Muckleshoot Tribe, Cowlitz Tribe and Duwamish Tribe (4 seats) *||February 1|
|Urban Indian Health Board representative (1 seat) **||November 15|
|Native-serving/Native-led community-based organization (1 seat)||November 15|
|Tribal data specialist representative (1 seat)||November 15|
|Social service support or delivery organization representative (1 seat) ***||November 30|
|Community based organization serving criminal justice involved individuals (1 seat)||November 30|
* HealthiereHere will invite representatives from Tribal governments to fill the four seats reserved for the Tribes.
** If unable to participate, seat may be filled with another AI/AN-serving health organization or provider
*** Organizations may include, but are not limited to, expertise in housing, homelessness, food security, employment and/or navigation services