Transforming Systems and Lives
At the Intersection of Whole-Person Care and Health Equity
HealthierHere serves as a hub for our region, bringing people and organizations together across sectors and aligning resources to improve the health of our community. Relationships are the center of our work. We build on the strength of our partners to co-create solutions that meet people where they’re at. All rooted in the recognition that the work has to start and end with those we serve. Our efforts focus on:
A Model for Catalyzing Change
Grounded in Equity, Guided by Community, Fueled by Collaboration
Lead with Equity
Elevate the voices and roles of marginalized communities in identifying needs, setting priorities and driving solutions.
Ensure shared power in decision making.
Follow their counsel to identify needs, set priorities and drive solutions.
Advocate to increase awareness of health inequities, and to advance policies, payments and investments to address them.
Align and braid public and private funding sources to drive resources to the people and places that need it most and achieve greatest impact.
Convene and Connect community, clinical and tribal organizations to bridge silos.
Establish common goals.
Develop cross-sector partnerships.
Develop and Test New Models of Care and Support
Catalyze innovative programs and practices to improve health outcomes and reduce inequity.
Support partners in building capacity and meeting community and public health needs.
Analyze systemwide data to identify needs, gaps and disparities, measure progress and inform decision making.
Connecting People to the Care They Need
Our vision is simple: no matter what door someone enters, they get connected to the health and social services they need to thrive. With our partners, we’re working toward making that a reality – bridging silos, linking disparate systems and forging working relationships.
Connect2 Community Network
Care Connect – King County
Washington Integrated Care Assessment
Community-Based Care Coordination
Behavioral Healthcare in Rural Communities
Shared Care Planning
Advancing Health Equity
“Those closest to the problem are closest to the solution” is a truth that underlies all of HealthierHere’s work. Our Community and Tribal partners provide critical insights, guide our decision-making and investments, and perform life-saving boots-on-the-ground care.
Culturally Responsive and Inclusive Healthcare
King County Health Literacy Project
Consumer Voice Listening Project
Healing Through Traditional Medicines
Community Activated Outreach and Messaging
Catalyzing and Testing Innovations
In 2019, HealthierHere designated a portion of funding it earned from Washington’s Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP) to establish an Innovation Fund. Its goal: to foster cross-sector partnerships and incentivize tests of new and better ways to care for Medicaid members in our community.
Testing Models to Integrate Physical and Behavioral Health
Community-Based Social Determinant of Health Innovations
Reducing the Care Gap for People with Opioid Use Disorder
Reducing ED use through Community Paramedicine and Mobile Health
Mobilizing to Address Urgent Public Health Needs
When COVID-19 struck in early 2020, we pivoted to rapidly develop and execute new strategies to support our communities. Aware of the pandemic’s potential to amplify health disparities, we doubled down on strengthening and expanding our partnerships. We equitably re-directed resources to bolster organizations on the ground working to save lives, foster healing, and guide recovery.
Equitable Vaccine Distribution
COVID-19 Resource Hub
Community-Based PPE Distribution
Phones for People Experiencing Homelessness
Multi-Lingual Behavioral Health Outreach Teams
Building Capacity to Empower Sustainability
Developing new ways to work create stresses on organizations. HealthierHere is committed to helping our partners build the relationships, systems and infrastructure they need to innovate and sustain their efforts.
Financial Management Coaching and Technical Assistance
Infrastructure Supports for Whole Person Care Integration
Support for Transition to Telehealth
Looking to Effect Change?
Support Our Work
Government, health systems and philanthropic organizations have a growing recognition that health extends beyond the doctor’s office. Grassroots organizations that have the trust of their communities are best positioned to develop and deliver effective solutions. Yet they frequently have the least capacity to deal with the burdens of grant-writing and reporting requirements. HealthierHere can help. We can serve as intermediary and backbone organization, working with and through our partners to facilitate cross-sector, community and tribal-driven solutions. Let’s talk.Start the conversation