Change Plans Due November 2nd!

Partners who completed Sections 1 and 2 of the application process earlier this are now working on Change Plans. We have had several informational calls, and have posted FAQs here for reference and review. Once the Change Plans are submitted and our team has a chance to review them, we’ll be scheduling follow-up in person meetings with each organization.

Check out our October 2018 Newsletter at this link.

Exciting Work on Health Equity

The North Sound region was excited to meet with john a. powell, from the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, during the Healthier Washington Learning Symposium on October 24, 2018. 

North Sound has embedded language about targeted universalism into its Project Plan and Implementation Plan, work that was led by john and his team at the Haas Institute. He is an internationally known expert in the areas of civil rights, civil liberties, structural racism, housing, poverty, and democracy. 

The North Sound team and its partners are embarking on a journey to learn and utilize targeted universalism as we implement innovative strategies throughout the region. You can learn more about john at this link.

Check out our October 2018 Newsletter at this link.

Care Coordination Agencies (CCAs)

As part of North Sound’s commitment to improving care coordination across partners who intersect with patients and clients, we are piloting a model that enhances communication and information sharing in real time. To that end, we have selected four Care Coordination Agencies (CCAs) in implementing a Community HUB to better align the delivery of care coordination services and resources.

We had more than 30 organizations apply to be CCAs, and selected these four organizations to begin piloting the work:

  • Compass Health
  • Northwest Regional Council
  • San Juan County (San Juan County Health and Human Services)
  • Sea Mar Community 

These four partners serve clients/patients in all five North Sound counties, and work across clinical and community settings, including work with tribal partners. Some of the initial work will include developing an Advisory Committee with representatives from other providers, referral sources, and community members.  Stay tuned for more on how you might remain involved as this work expands.