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Whole Person Care Collaborative

History

In 2015, the North Central Accountable Community of Health (NCACH) Governing Board selected whole person care as the primary project under a State Innovation Model (SIM) program. A Primary Care Transformation Workgroup was formed, and in the fall of 2016 the workgroup adopted a broad vision of whole person health and formed the Whole Person Care Collaborative (WPCC).

Read more about our Whole Person Health vision.

What is Whole Person Care?

Whole Person Care recognizes that a person’s state of health is influenced by much more than the health care they receive. Health is affected by health care, genetics, environmental factors (such as housing, employment) and personal behaviors (such as diet, exercise, substance abuse, etc.) Whole Person Care requires us to pay attention to and address all of these factors.

Whole Person Care more effectively connects patients with resources outside the clinic which help address health-related social issues such as housing, education, and other social determinants of health. Whole Person Care also eliminates the divide between behavioral health and medical care. 

WPCC Evolution

In January 2017, Washington State’s Medicaid Transformation Project Demonstration grant was approved by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the NCACH began planning for regional health improvement projects as part of this 5-year contract initiative.

The Medicaid Transformation presents an opportunity to build on this project and incorporate whole person care into six health improvement projects selected by the NCACH Governing Board. Because many purposes of the Medicaid Demonstration Projects cannot be addressed without changes in the care of patients, clinical provider organizations have a major role to play.

The WPCC promotes alignment of provider transformation efforts in the North Central Region with a shared vision of whole person health. As our region moves from planning to implementation, the work of the WPCC has evolved into different roles and functions moving forward. These roles and function are further defined on the following pages:

Whole Person Care Workgroup

Whole Person Care Learning Community

Moving a client towards change – the foundations of Motivational Interviewing

May 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Moving a client towards change – the foundations of Motivational Interviewing

In April, NCACH's Whole Person Care Collaborative (WPCC) members took part in a two-day workshop centered on the foundational concepts of Motivational Interviewing (MI). The course was offered through a partnership with the Centre for [...]

NCACH hires Practice Facilitators to support Whole Person Care Collaborative

March 7th, 2019|Comments Off on NCACH hires Practice Facilitators to support Whole Person Care Collaborative

Please join us in welcoming the newest members of the NCACH team! Heather Smith and Mariah Brown were recently hired as Practice Facilitators to support the Whole Person Care Collaborative. The role of the Practice [...]

NCACH now hiring Practice Facilitators

November 27th, 2018|Comments Off on NCACH now hiring Practice Facilitators

For immediate release -- November 27, 2018 The North Central Accountable Community of Health (NCACH) is hiring a Whole Person Care Collaborative Practice Facilitator to support each stage of practice transformation in a clinical setting from [...]

Practice Transformation and tennis balls in the WPCC Learning Community?

September 11th, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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

August 27th, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Taking WPCC on the road

July 12th, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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To see Whole Person Care Collaborative events, please visit our Calendar.

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Whole Person Care Collaborative staff support lead:

Wendy Brzezny, Whole Person Care Collaborative Manager

Email Wendy (509) 886-6445

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