Expanding the Olympic Community of Health Table
Updated: Sep 30, 2022
Olympic Community of Health (OCH) partners with health-serving organizations and Tribes across Clallam, Jefferson, and Kitsap counties to improve individual and population health and advance equity by addressing the determinants of health.
Earlier this year, OCH sought to meaningfully engage additional partners on projects including tackling stigma of substance use disorder, addressing the health-serving workforce crisis, community-clinical linkages, addressing social determinants of health, and more. OCH released a request for proposals to organizations and Tribes within the Olympic region who are not currently contracted with OCH, who have a strong base of Medicaid beneficiaries in a funding opportunity. Click here for a full summary of funded projects.
Recently, OCH staff conducted site visits with partners under this funding opportunity, traveling from Port Angeles to Bremerton and many places in between.
Clallam County Health and Human Services is partnering with the REdisCOVERY program to embed an SUD-P within the Syringe Services Program, continuing to expand needed wraparound services for vulnerable populations.
The Clallam Resilience Project is partnering with schools and first responders to implement Handle With Care, a national initiative to employ trauma informed care practices for children.
Olympic Peninsula Community Clinic is partnering with Clallam County Jail to provide wraparound services for incarcerated individuals.
The Port Angeles Fire Department Community Paramedicine Program is expanding in field diagnostic tests and communication upgrades to enhance coordination of care.
The Sequim Food Bank is making infrastructure improvements to better host social and medical services on site.
Serenity House of Clallam County is partnering with others in Clallam to offer medical respite for folks in need of a safe space to recover from illness or injury, reducing preventable readmissions.
Believe in Recovery is providing mobile SUD services in South Jefferson County to reduce barriers to treatment.
The City of Poulsbo and Poulsbo Fire Department continue to partner under Poulsbo Fire CARES to improve their partnerships and processes to meet client and community needs.
Eagles Wings Coordinated Care is partnering with local landlord to renovate a 4 bedroom home and provide case management for folks in transition as well as provide community spaces to combat stigma of substance use disorder.
The Health Connections team under Rainier Health Network is expanding care coordination in Kitsap County.
OCH is proud to expand our network of partners; we are stronger together. We are so inspired by the creativity, innovation, and compassion present across the region.