Harm reduction vending machines coming soon to region

June 22, 2021 – North Central Washington With support from Beacon Health Options and the North Central Accountable Community of Health, two naloxone (commonly distributed as Narcan®) vending machines will be funded and placed in Chelan and Grant counties starting Summer 2021. The goal: reducing opioid overdose deaths in the region. “We’re hearing from individuals [...]

By |2021-06-24T11:41:21-07:00June 22nd, 2021|NCACH News, Opioid|Comments Off on Harm reduction vending machines coming soon to region

Now accepting applications for Community Based Care Coordination Solutions

June 7, 2021 – The North Central Accountable Community of Health (NCACH) is accepting applications from local and regional partners for new or enhanced community based care coordination solutions that break down silos and improve health equity across our North Central region. Community based care coordination is a relational and person‐centered approach that deliberately organizes and [...]

By |2021-06-04T17:17:56-07:00June 7th, 2021|NCACH News, Pathways HUB|Comments Off on Now accepting applications for Community Based Care Coordination Solutions

Advancing whole person health through a recovery lens

Intersection of COVID-19 and Overdose While the world has undoubtedly been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, another epidemic continues to kill Americans: opioid drug overdoses. According to the Centers for Disease Control, overdose deaths have accelerated in the United States since the onset of the pandemic. Over 81,000 overdose deaths occurred in the 12 months [...]

By |2021-05-18T09:43:36-07:00May 18th, 2021|NCACH News, Opioid|Comments Off on Advancing whole person health through a recovery lens

NCACH funds regional youth suicide prevention programming for schools

April 7, 2021 – North Central Washington The North Central Accountable Community of Health (NCACH) Governing Board approved a total of $456,736 to address youth mental health, resiliency, and suicide prevention across Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan counties at their April 5 meeting. Using a regional, peer-to-peer, school-based program called Hope Squad, the funding provides [...]

By |2021-04-29T12:17:15-07:00April 7th, 2021|NCACH News|Comments Off on NCACH funds regional youth suicide prevention programming for schools

NCACH moves forward with telehealth enhancement proposal

March 30, 2021 -- NCACH has selected two finalists to move forward after releasing a request for proposals for telehealth infrastructure and access planning in January 2021. The selected proposals are from Ingenium Digital Health Advisors and a team from Washington State University (WSU)'s Division of Governmental Studies and Services and College of Nursing. The [...]

By |2021-04-02T13:50:08-07:00April 2nd, 2021|NCACH News|Comments Off on NCACH moves forward with telehealth enhancement proposal

Washington’s Accountable Communities of Health Will Bolster Behavioral Health in Rural Communities Through $2 Million Investment from Cambia Health Solutions

Feb. 9, 2021   North Central Washington – Washington’s nine Accountable Communities of Health (ACHs) have received $2 million from Cambia Health Solutions to address urgent mental and behavioral health needs intensified by COVID-19 in rural communities. The funds will be distributed across the ACHs, and each organization will disburse the dollars based on needs [...]

By |2021-02-09T10:01:58-08:00February 9th, 2021|NCACH News|Comments Off on Washington’s Accountable Communities of Health Will Bolster Behavioral Health in Rural Communities Through $2 Million Investment from Cambia Health Solutions

Grant County Economic Development Council to serve as new lead agency for Grant County Coalition for Health Improvement

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to challenge local public health and healthcare partners, the Grant County Economic Development Council (EDC) has stepped forward to lead the Grant County Coalition for Health Improvement (CHI) in 2021. The Grant County CHI, previously led by Grant County Health District, consists of Grant County partner organizations and community members [...]

By |2021-01-27T17:43:44-08:00January 27th, 2021|CHI, NCACH News|Comments Off on Grant County Economic Development Council to serve as new lead agency for Grant County Coalition for Health Improvement

Picking up where we left off: Community-based Care Coordination

December 22, 2020 -- It’s hard to believe 9 months have passed since we announced the discontinuation of our Pathways HUB pilot. We learned a lot about what it takes to stand up and resource a very specific model. We learned from challenges around referral processes. We were reminded that nothing is as easy as [...]

By |2021-01-04T11:51:36-08:00January 4th, 2021|NCACH News, Pathways HUB|Comments Off on Picking up where we left off: Community-based Care Coordination

NCACH awards $779,800 to projects to improve health in North Central Washington through community investment process

December 10, 2020 – The North Central Accountable Community of Health (NCACH) awarded $485,000.00 in funding for local projects that support health and wellness initiatives across North Central Washington on Monday, December 7. This funding, called Coalitions for Health Improvement (CHI) Community Initiatives Funding, is made possible by NCACH through a statewide initiative, called the [...]

By |2020-12-10T15:00:08-08:00December 10th, 2020|CHI, NCACH News|Comments Off on NCACH awards $779,800 to projects to improve health in North Central Washington through community investment process
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