COVID-19 Response & Resources2020-06-23T15:45:39-07:00

COVID-19 Resources

NCACH’s COVID-19 Response

As a result of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic, NCACH made the decision to pause the majority of our Medicaid Transformation Project activities March 2020  to become more active partners with our local public health jurisdictions, joining their Incident Command systems to promote our communities to Stay Home and Stay Healthy. NCACH served with Incident Command until June 2020, but has transitioned our focus back to Medicaid Transformation work.

Please check this page frequently for the most current information, resources, and updates regarding NCACH’s COVID-19 response.

It seems like there’s more information about COVID-19 now more than ever. Just like you, we are constantly searching for accurate news, updates, and best practices to help inform the way we do business. Here’s a list of some resources we hope you’ll find handy:

Check out these lighthearted and important tips from our partners, Lake Chelan Community Hospital EMS!

NCACH joined the Incident Command systems of each of our local health jurisdictions (LHJ) since announcing our decision to pause Medicaid Transformation Project activities on March 22, 2020. We have been working with each LHJ (Chelan-Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan Counties) assisting with their individual community mitigation response needs, including developing tools for communities practicing social isolation (like the “Hello Neighbor” postcard below), providing outreach, and crafting messaging to encourage our communities to “Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy.”

(Keep an eye out for these postcards and door-hangers in a community near you! Interested in getting some to share in your community? Send an email to

We’ve also been working closely with our local health districts to mobilize the production and collection of donated homemade (or non-manufactured) personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gowns and masks.
NCACH will continue to support each LHJ’s Incident Command system as long as our help is needed.

NCACH COVID-19 Community Support Fund

NCACH is granting $150,000 to community groups, schools, and nonprofits through our new COVID-19 Community Support Fund, which awards up to $5,000 for projects and initiatives that promote communities staying home and staying healthy.

This funding is for critical equipment or resources that support communities who are isolated or social distancing, and/or supporting essential workers and their families.

Applications will be accepted and funded on a weekly basis until May 29th.
Limit one request per organization.

Learn more and apply.

We are grateful for our NCW Essential Workers! As a way of saying “thanks,” NCACH has launched a special campaign to pay it forward to the people who are helping keep us safe, fed, and able to stay home and stay healthy!

Look for a free poster in your local paper to display in the window of your home or business. Then visit and nominate an essential worker to receive a gift card from a local business. You can even leave a photo or video to add to your thank you message.
Learn more and #ThankNCW

Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty for many of us, NCACH’s Governing Board approved a motion on April 6, 2020 that provided all funded partners their regularly scheduled payments while suspending all required reporting deliverables until July 1, 2020.

We encourage our funded partners to contact NCACH’s Deputy Director, John Schapman with any questions during this time.

The COVID-eo contest is a special new opportunity for local youth to get involved in COVID-19 community education! NCACH and our partners are seeking video submissions from local K-12 students in Chelan, Douglas, Grant, and Okanogan Counties showing one or more ways to “Stop the Spread of COVID-19.” Over 100 prizes available, including Chromebooks, smartwatches, wireless earbuds, gift cards and more! Video submissions accepted through May 15.

Learn more and submit your video

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