Snohomish County organizations among those receiving Washington Community Health Plan grants

Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW)The nonprofit organization offering Apple Health (Medicaid), Medicare, and individual and family plans on the Health Exchange, announced Tuesday a $250,000 grant from the Advancing Equity Fund to be shared among 25 community organizations across the Washington State, four of which have connections to Snohomish County.

The investment is intended to support the work of these organizations in all aspects of health and to improve health outcomes. Agencies offer services ranging from housing for youth and families, to parent education classes, mental health services, and language and cultural support for immigrants and refugees.

The Advancing Equity fund, now in its third year, helps community organizations provide systems of care and support for people from communities of color, Indigenous and Indigenous communities, as well as immigrants and refugees, and to those who face the greatest obstacles to their best health. and well-being. CHPW said the distribution of these funds aligns with its mission and commitment to ensuring that all people – regardless of race, ethnicity, immigration status, disability, age, their gender identity, sexual orientation or income – have access to quality support and resources to meet their needs.

To date, the fund has provided a total of $730,000 distributed among 43 community organizations.

“As the pandemic has recently brought inequalities in health care specifically experienced by people of color to the forefront of our national consciousness, CHPW has worked side-by-side with our community health centers, other providers and organizations communities and partners. to advance health equity for 30 years,” said Leanne Berge, CEO of Community Health Plan of Washington and its parent Community Health Network of Washington. “This funding, born out of a need to support already underfunded organizations on the front lines of the Covid-19 response, allows us to continue to support work focused on closing health gaps at the local level.”

The following community organizations will each receive $10,000 from the Community Health Plan of Washington in 2022:

  1. Carl Maxey Center (Spokane County — Spokane)
  2. Cocoon House (Snohomish County—Everett)
  3. Coalition of Communities of Color (Snohomish County—Everett)
  4. Communities rooted in brilliance (King County — Seattle)
  5. Ethnic Support Council (Cowlitz County—Longview)
  6. Family Education and Support Services (FESS) (King County, Pierce County, Kitsap County, Mason County—Shelton, Thurston County—Tumwater)
  7. Foundation for Youth Resilience and Engagement (FYRE) (Okanogan County — Omak)
  8. Interreligious works (Thurston County – Olympia)
  9. Kitsap Immigration Help Center (Kitsap County — Bremerton)
  10. Korean Women’s Association (Clalam County – Port Angeles and Sequim, Clark County – Vancouver, Cowlitz County – Longview, Grays Harbor County – Aberdeen, Jefferson County – Port Townsend, King County – Federal Way, Kitsap County – Bremerton, Lewis County – Centralia, Mason County – Shelton, Pierce County – Tacoma, Snohomish County – Lynnwood, Thurston County – Lacey, Whatcom County – Bellingham)
  11. Casa Hogar (Yakima County — Yakima)
  12. Latin Institute for Pedagogical Training (LETI) (Snohomish County—Lynnwood)
  13. Latino Leadership N.W. (Clark County — Vancouver)
  14. League of United Latin American Citizens (Washington State — Vancouver)
  15. Mother Africa (King County — Kent)
  16. Mother Nation (Washington State — Seattle)
  17. Multi-service center (King County – Federal Way, Kent)
  18. NATIVE project (Spokane County — Spokane)
  19. Nuestra Casa (Yakima County—Sunnyside)
  20. Pacific Northwest Ugandan American Association (PNUAA)
  21. Alliance of Refugee Women (ReWa) (King County — Kent and Seattle)
  22. Spokane Refugee and Immigrant Connections (Spokane County — Spokane)
  23. TC Futures Contracts (Benton County, Franklin County—Kennewick)
  24. Tri-City Immigration Coalition (TCIC) (Benton County, Franklin County — Richland)
  25. United Indians of all tribes (King County — Seattle)

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