Columbia Pacific Coordinated Care Organization has included six Clatsop County organizations among its spring 2017 Community Wellness Investment Fund (CWIF) grants. The organizations address a range of community issues, from food insecurity to substance abuse and suicide prevention.
Columbia Pacific is the nonprofit Coordinated Care Organization that provides health care services to Oregon Health Plan (Medicaid) members in Tillamook, Clatsop and Columbia counties.
“As a CCO, our objective is to not only provide members with access to care when they are sick or injured, but also to go outside the clinics and hospitals and into the communities to promote healthier communities and individual well-being,” said Mimi Haley, Columbia Pacific CEO.
The CCO this year awarded its CWIF grants to programs that support improved access to health opportunities at the community level for those who are low income or live in poverty, and to meet the population health goals of the Community Health Improvement Plan in a way that is participatory and educational.
Applicants had to show how the organizations will work collaboratively, how the program will be sustained beyond the grant, and demonstrate partnership with Columbia Pacific’s county-level Community Advisory Councils (CACs).
The applications were reviewed by the CACs and their recommendations were passed on to Columbia Pacific’s Regional Advisory Council, which made the final recommendations for funding.
For community education on substance misuse and the opioid epidemic, Jordan’s Hope for Recovery will receive $15,000 over two years.
Photo: (Mark Terranova-Clatsop CAC, Mike McNickle – Clatsop CAC, Jordan’s Hope Advisory Board, Clatsop County Public Health, Alix Richardson – Clatsop CAC, Debbie Morrow – Clatsop CAC, Jordan’s Hope Executive Board, Donna Bzdil – Jordan’s Hope Executive Board, Kerry Strickland – Jordan’s Hope Executive Board, Shawn Humphreys – Jordan’s Hope Advisory Board, Nancy Mazzarella-Tisch – Jordan’s Hope Executive Board, Leetha Parham – Jordan’s Hope Executive Board, Pamela Potter – Jordan’s Hope Advisory Board, Linda Ho – Jordan’s Hope Advisory Board)