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NCACH releases second round of Rapid Cycle Funding Applications to address opioid use public health crisis in North Central Washington

For immediate release -- October 4, 2018 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 [...]

By | 2018-10-08T08:52:04+00:00 October 4th, 2018|NCACH News, Opioid|Comments Off on NCACH releases second round of Rapid Cycle Funding Applications to address opioid use public health crisis in North Central Washington

NCACH hires Capacity Development and Grant Manager

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the NCACH team! Tanya Gleason was recently hired as our Capacity Development and Grant Manager, a position that was created based on feedback solicited from our four-county region. Tanya's role will be to focus on supporting local organizations in building the infrastructure needed for sustainable programs, [...]

By | 2018-12-05T14:36:40+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Board & Staff, NCACH News|Comments Off on NCACH hires Capacity Development and Grant Manager

Stories of Recovery – NCACH staff attend National Recovery Month in Okanogan County

The day was filled with hope and resilience as one by one, stories of recovery were hung on the wall of the Agriplex at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds. They ranged from personal stories of addiction to those affected by a family member’s use, but all are powerful and remind us why celebrating recovery is so [...]

By | 2018-12-05T13:56:22+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Events, NCACH News, Opioid|Comments Off on Stories of Recovery – NCACH staff attend National Recovery Month in Okanogan County

Finding a recovery home in Central Washington….

Victor Estrada is no stranger to the recovery community in Washington State. As a longtime member of local recovery groups as well as current Homeless Outreach manager at Women’s Resource Center, Victor knows intimately how addiction can change someone’s life. Many of the clients he works with on a daily basis are affected by addiction, [...]

By | 2018-12-05T14:31:55+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Community Spotlight, Events, Opioid|Comments Off on Finding a recovery home in Central Washington….

Practice Transformation and tennis balls in the WPCC Learning Community?

In July and August, NCACH offered two in-person skills-based workshops for members of our Whole Person Care Collaborative (WPCC) Learning Community; Introduction to Quality Improvement (QI) and Foundations of Motivational Interviewing (MI). The QI workshop allowed participants to learn how to apply the evidence-based Model for Improvement to test, implement and sustain change.     [...]

By | 2018-12-05T14:37:09+00:00 September 11th, 2018|WPCC|Comments Off on Practice Transformation and tennis balls in the WPCC Learning Community?

Getting to know you: Wendy Brzezny, NCACH’s Whole Person Care Collaborative Manager

  With a kind smile and keen wit, Wendy Brzezny is no stranger to healthcare or whole person care. A longtime clinical nurse and public health employee, Wendy knows that Whole Person Care is critical to the healthcare transformation efforts happening across the North Central Region.  A longtime resident of Grant County, Wendy joins the [...]

By | 2018-12-05T14:35:03+00:00 August 27th, 2018|Board & Staff, WPCC|Comments Off on Getting to know you: Wendy Brzezny, NCACH’s Whole Person Care Collaborative Manager

Sourcing Local: Adopting Confluence Health’s Transitional Care Model across the region

NCACH’s Transitional Care and Diversion Interventions (TCDI) Workgroup focuses on emergency care. Specifically, how to divert someone away from the Emergency Department (ED) if they are not experiencing an emergency, and how to successfully transition someone from a hospital setting so that they are not readmitted for the original complaint. The TCDI Workgroup has been [...]

By | 2018-12-05T14:37:36+00:00 August 7th, 2018|NCACH News, TCDI|Comments Off on Sourcing Local: Adopting Confluence Health’s Transitional Care Model across the region

Fully Integrated Managed Care — the future of Washington’s Apple Health

Legislation passed in 2014 mandating that every county in Washington State transition to Fully Integrated Managed Care (FIMC) under the current Medicaid system by 2020. In simple terms, it means Apple Health (Medicaid) is shifting to whole-person care. Taking it a step further, it means that care is coordinated so that people get the help [...]

By | 2018-08-07T09:00:03+00:00 August 7th, 2018|FIMC, NCACH News|Comments Off on Fully Integrated Managed Care — the future of Washington’s Apple Health

Pharmacists: Allies in Whole Person Care

  Earlier this month, NCACH Communications and Engagement Manager, Sahara, sat down with NCACH’s newest team member, Navind Oodit. Navind is from New York originally, but is living in Seattle as he completes his Masters in Healthcare Administration (MHA) from the University of Washington. Navind was a practicing pharmacist in Washington DC for eight years [...]

By | 2018-12-05T14:37:53+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Board & Staff, Opioid|Comments Off on Pharmacists: Allies in Whole Person Care

Taking WPCC on the road

An account of the "WPCC Roadshow" from Whole Person Care Collaborative staff, Caroline Tillier and Peter Morgan: June was a fun month because we spent much of our time getting out in the field as part of our “WPCC Roadshow.” Our road to better health is a long one - both literally and figuratively! Fueled [...]

By | 2018-12-05T14:38:06+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Board & Staff, NCACH News, WPCC|Comments Off on Taking WPCC on the road
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