Partner Resilience & Creativity: June-July 2021 Site Visit Summary


This summer, OCH staff visited with implementation partners, both virtually and in-person, to hear how partners continue to go above any beyond for the health of their communities. By listening to partner experiences, successes, and challenges, and fostering relationships with partner staff, OCH is able to cater upcoming activities and opportunities to the unique needs of the region.

“I am continuously inspired and energized by the creativity of our partners. The Olympic region is truly lucky to have such determined, caring, and hardworking health workers tackling unique health needs from all angles.” - OCH Executive Director, Celeste Schoenthaler

Despite the continued stress of COVID-19, partners continue to think outside the box and find creative solutions to best meet the needs of their communities. The past 18 months have been filled with unprecedented challenges. Our partners are the true face of resilience as they continue to show up for the people they serve and strive to improve systems to address inequities. The graphic below highlights a few of the creative partner projects going on across the region.

How OCH is taking action:

  • OCH staff are piloting a “mini-video” series to share themes and learnings from our convenings and reports with a broader audience. The first videos will be available this fall and are intended for front-line staff. We’d love your input on how we can make these more useful to your staff. Thanks for the suggestion, Peninsula Community Health Services!

  • OCH staff are researching 42 CFR Part 2 trainings to bring to the Olympic region in 2022.

  • OCH is finalizing our second video highlighting the inspirational work of partners in care coordination. See the final product this fall!

  • OCH staff connected 2 additional partners with Managed Care Organizations to sponsor PreManage.

  • OCH released the beta launch of the Determinants of Health Inventory and is establishing a process to keep this updated and expand even further. An initial pilot of a future data hub is included on the page.

OCH staff would like to extend a huge thank you to our partners for keeping our communities a safe and healthy place to live, work, and play. Click here to learn more about OCH’s implementation partners.

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