Olympic Community of Health Website

After completing two rounds of pilots with partners across the three Natural Communities of Care (NCCs) and receiving their input, OCH is close to releasing a final version of the OCH Physical Health/Behavioral Health Change Plan (PHBHCP). Here is a preliminary draft of the PHBHCP.  This document details outcomes and tactics that implementing partners offering physical health, behavioral health, and/or substance use disorder care services will be eligible to participate in to meet Medicaid Transformation Project goals. The OCH board recently adopted a Medicaid Transformation Payment Policy outlining guidelines and expectations of implementing partners.  

Here is a timeline of what has happened with the Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP) so far in 2018 and a tentative timeline of upcoming developments.


  • NCC Convening's in Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap
  • Development of Shared Change Plans by each NCC


  • Round 1 Pilots of Change Plan


  • Change Plan Revisions 
  • Regional Convening and signing of Shared Change Plans by each NCC


  • Round 2 Pilots of Change Plan


  • Change Plan Revisions Current Draft 
  • OCH board adopts Medicaid Transformation Payment Policy


  • Release of final paper version of PHBHCP
  • Release of contracts for partner review
  • Office hours and on-site meetings with OCH staff available for partners considering a Change Plan


  • PHBHCP submissions due
  • Meetings with Tribes/IHCP/AIHC/HCA to discuss OCH change plans and IHCP specific plans
  • Release of Community-Based and Social Service Organization Change Plans (CBOSSCP)
  • Signed contracts due
  • Reconvening of NCCs


  • First Payments for Contracted Partners
  • PHBHCP loaded onto online platform 

Recent Newsletters

June News

May News

April News

Want to read up on all of the great happenings at the OCH? 
Please view our newsletter archive 


Update on the Medicaid Transformation Project and Change Plan Timeline

Regional Convening Highlights

Tackling complex health issues that no single sector or Tribe can tackle alone

OCH hosted its first ever Regional NCC Convening on April 24th in Kingston, WA!

OCH would like to thank our partners for a fun and informative convening. Your participation at the convening is so appreciated. We cannot do this work without you. If you were unable to attend, or if you just want to reminisce, head on over to our NCC page.

The OCH would also like to give a special thank you to our friends at Molina Healthcare and Coordinated Care for sponsoring this event. 

NEAR Training

Thank you to our friends at Kitsap Strong for presenting a free Neuroscience, Epigenetics, ACEs, and Resiliency Training. Would you like to see more training opportunities like this in the future? Let us know! 

determined to achieve 

a healthier, more equitable

three-county region 

​​​​Health is local.

Health care is local. 

Health care is changing.

It is up to us to find local solutions.