As we wrap up four years of 1422 grant work, we want to reflect on the incredible successes of the grant and our cross-sector partners. This was our largest grant to date and it allowed us to practice what we preach by bringing our community together to support policy and systems change. Plus, it helped support the fantastic work of our partners. We’re grateful to all who participated in this effort. We want to give a special shout out to the Department of Health and Chris Zipperer for their enduring support.
Here are just a few highlights from those successes:
Community Health Worker Workforce: Strengthened the CHW workforce. Furthered our three CHW neighborhood teams and CHAPS. Helped HLC partners advance discussions around imbedding CHW work in their organizations.
Clark County Public Health: Supported work site wellness and strengthened active transportation efforts, including the stairwell campaign, adoption of complete streets policies and efforts to support access to healthy foods in retail businesses.
Cowlitz County Health and Human Services: Supported worksite wellness programs and the complete streets policy.
Providence Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CORE): Supported the ongoing effort to build Community Connections, which will integrate cross-sector data, allow us to understand how outcomes are interrelated across sectors and target our efforts to maximize community health impact.
Free Clinic of Southwest Washington: Enhanced quality process and procedures, connected and shared with other free clinics in SW Washington and supported a CHW Diabetes Prevention Program.
211 Info: Identified and enhanced new and existing referral relationships and processes, including enhanced referral to blood pressure monitoring in the region.
Foundation for Healthy Generations: supported development of CHW and CHAPS.
WSU Extension: Supported the diabetes prevention program, trained a master trainer and connected to the statewide Diabetes Network Leadership team. Trialed the diabetes prevention program in Spanish.
Pathways Care Coordination at SWACH and CPAA: Supported pathways care coordination system planning at two accountable communities of health within the HLC footprint.