Do you know a community-based organization interested in improving health and health equity in King County?
You’ve come to the right place. HealthierHere is seeking community partners!
HealthierHere’s vision is that by 2020, people in King County, WA will experience significant gains in health and well-being. Our first effort is to improve health outcomes for people on Medicaid through a state contract to serve as the Accountable Community of Health (ACH) for King County.
To succeed, we believe it is critical to address factors that impact health both inside and outside of traditional health care services. Your health shouldn’t depend on where you live, what language you speak, or how much money you make. But all too often it does. Our approach includes partnering with a variety of local organizations that have an established and trusted presence and history working within a community. Partner organizations will be able to provide and/or promote the community supports and innovation needed to help us meet HealthierHere’s goals for improving health and health equity in King County. Community partners may or may not provide direct health services, but are “trusted advisors” within community who reach HealthierHere’s focus populations.
Using a unique recipe of innovation and collaboration, we’re bringing together partner organizations from all sectors – community-based and social services organizations, primary care providers, behavioral health care providers, and government. We believe that if we work together, we can create a connected system of care so that King County’s community members can be #healthierhere.
We are hosting 7 information sessions where you can learn more about this innovative, multi-year effort and how community-based organizations can get involved. Marya Gingrey, JD, HealthierHere’s Director of Equity and Community Partnership, will explain:
- HealthierHere’s vision for a healthier and more equitable King County
- What an Accountable Community of Health is and how it is different from a grant program
- Which types of programs and health outcomes are targets for innovation
- Opportunities to partner, learn, network, and participate in ACH innovations
- How we intend to bring funding to King County for system-wide investment
- Ways your community can help shape priorities and decisions
Attending an information session is an important first step to becoming a HealthierHere partner.
Space is limited. Please click on a date below to register:
Sept 25th at 3:00-5:00pm: Kent Regional Library – 212 2nd Ave N – Kent
Sept 26th at 10:30am-12:30pm: Rainier Beach Library – 9125 Rainier Ave S – Seattle
Oct 2nd at 10:30am-12:30pm: 2100 Building – 2100 24th Ave South – Seattle
Oct 3rd at 3:00-5:00pm: Bellevue Library – 1111 110th Ave NE – Bellevue
Oct 5th at 1:00-3:00pm: Federal Way Library – 848 320th St – Federal Way
Oct 9th at 1:00-3:00pm: Des Moines Library – 21620 11th Ave S – Des Moines
While attending an event is highly recommended, a webinar is also offered on Tuesday, October 9 from 9 – 11 am