For immediate release — October 1, 2019
The North Central Accountable Community of Health (NCACH) is accepting applications from partners who are interested in implementing projects under the Medicaid Transformation to Address the Opioid Use Public Health Crisis in one or more of the following counties: Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan Counties.
Through cross-sector, regional collaboration, NCACH is working to improve community health in North Central Washington. NCACH is one of nine Accountable Communities of Health formed in Washington through the Healthier Washington Medicaid Transformation initiative. As part of this initiative, the NCACH is undertaking a regional project addressing the opioid use public health crisis in North Central Washington. The project objective, as described by the Washington State Health Care Authority, is to support the achievement of the state’s goals to reduce opioid-related morbidity and mortality through strategies that target prevention, treatment, overdose prevention, and recovery supports.
This funding opportunity is open to community partners located in Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan Counties who are interested in Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) prevention, treatment, overdose prevention, and recovery support services, especially to low-income populations. NCACH is seeking responses from a broad range of partners from throughout the region, including but not limited to community-based organizations, social service agencies, educational institutions, law enforcement agencies, and clinical partners.
Anticipated total available funding for the Rapid Cycle Opioid Project period (January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020) is $50,000. Individual award amounts will vary based on the scope of proposed project but will generally range from $2,500 to $10,000.
To date, NCACH has awarded $193,648.43 to fund 21 projects, including medication take-back boxes, naloxone take-home kits and education, an opioid resources texting platform hosted by WA-211, and much more.
NCACH is interested in funding projects which are collaborative, innovative, culturally sensitive, and specific in their approach toward reduction in opioid-related morbidity and mortality in North Central Washington.
To learn more and apply, please visit https://ncach.org/opioid-project
Applications are due November 1, 2019 by 5:00 pm and may be emailed or mailed to:
North Central Accountable Community of Health
Attn: Christal Eshelman
200 Valley Mall Parkway
East Wenatchee, WA 98802