Get Involved in Improving Care In Your Region

Find colleagues active in county-based Community Asset Mapping Coalitions, Early Learning Regional Coalitions and other groups.  Your county public health Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Coordinator and Parent to Parent coordinators also know what’s going on locally for children and youth with disabilities or chronic health conditions.

Washington State is divided into 9 regional Accountable Communities of Health (ACH) whose boundaries align with Washington’s Medicaid regional service areas.  ACHs bring together leaders from multiple health sectors around the state with a common interest in improving health and health equity. As ACHs better align resources and activities, they support wellness and a system that delivers care for the whole person.

Check out your ACH website and newsletter to find out what’s going on in your community to improve health care and health outcomes.

Are there activities that should be added?  Please let us know at info@medicalhome.org

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Healthier Here (King County Accountable Community of Health)

Best Starts for Kids  – King County initiative with a comprehensive approach to child development. Supports King County families and children so that babies are born healthy, children thrive, and young people grow into happy, healthy adults.

Public Health-Seattle & King County

Rebecca Benson, APNS – Coordinator, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program
Rebecca.Benson@kingcounty.gov
Website https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/child-teen-health/children-special-health-care-needs.aspx

King County Medical Home Teams

  • Harborview Pediatrics 
    Team Lead: Abigail Grant, MD
  • Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic Team
    Team Leads: Kathleen Park, MD and Ana Phommachanh, RN, BSN
    Website

Pierce County Accountable Community of Health

Project Child Success  (PCS) – Pierce County’s early learning movement. PCS is made up of over 90 organizations that are working together to achieve the vision that all Pierce County children thrive in nurturing relationships and environments. Together PCS partners lead networking opportunities for the community, research and data projects, public policy and advocacy efforts, awareness campaigns, and plan shared professional development events.

South Sound Autism Partnership

The South Sound Autism Partnership is a collaboration between local agencies, organizations and community stakeholders with a vested interest in autism within the South Puget Sound area of Washington State. Our primary purpose is to promote access to services and improve the effectiveness of service delivery for individuals with ASD’s.

Tacoma Pierce County Health Department Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program

 

 

Better Health Together Region covers Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane and Stevens County.

Better Health Together Accountable Community of Health

Adams

Adams County Public Health

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Program

  • Medical Home Leadership Network Team
  • Child Health Notes

Contact:  Ashley Yerxa, RN, BSN  CYSHCN Coordinator
ashleyy@co.adams.wa.us

 

NE Tri (Stevens, Ferry, Pend Oreille Counties)

NE Tri-County Health District

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program

Contact:
Jan Steinbach, RN, Community Health Supervisor
jsteinbach@netchd.org

Spokane

Spokane Regional Health District

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program

  • Community Asset Mapping
  • Medical Home Leadership Network Team
  • Child Health Notes

Contacts:

Colleen O’Brien, Program Manager
CBOBRIEN@srhd.org
www.srhd.org 

Melissa Charbonneau, RN, BSN
mcharbonneau@srhd.org

North Central ACH Region covers Chelan, Douglas, Grant and Okanogan County.

North Central Accountable Community of Health

Chelan-Douglas

Chelan Douglas Health District

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program

  • North Central Washington Autism Taskforce (Community Asset Mapping Coalition)

Contact: Carol McCormick, RN, Nursing Director/Associate Administrator and CYSHCN Coordinator
Carol.McCormick@cdhd.wa.gov

 

Grant

Grant County Health District

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program

Contact: Maria Vargas, Public Health Educator/CYSHCN Coordinator
mvargas@granthealth.org

Grant/Adams County Parent to Parent
Contact: Jennifer Newhouse, Coordinator
jnewhouse@mlchc.org

Greater Columbia ACH Region covers Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Kittitas, Walla Walla, Whitman and Yakima County.

Benton-Franklin

Benton-Franklin Health District

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program

  • Child Health Notes

Contacts:

The Arc of Tri-Cities

Contact:

  • Melissa Brooks, RN,  Parent to Parent Coordinator
    509-783-1131 ext 108
    Fax 509-735-7706
    p2p@arcoftricities.com
    www.ArcofTricities.com

Kittitas

Kittitas County Public Health

Universal Developmental Screening Support

Kittitas Community Resources

  • The Kittitas County Community Resource Guide (or “The Resource Wheel”) is a product of the Kittitas County Resilience and ACEs Task Force, of which KCPHD is a part. This tool lists every resource on 2-1-1’s list for Kittitas County, and visually maps each of those resources or services in categories and crisis levels.

Contact:

  • Michele Cawley, RN Program Manager and Children with Special Health Care Needs Coordinator
    michele.cawley@chcw.org

Walla Walla

Walla Walla County Health Department

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Program

Contact:

Parent to Parent Program Walla Walla/Columbia/Garfield/Asotin Counties
Walla Walla Valley Disability Network

Contacts:

Yakima

Children’s Village

Southwest Washington ACH Region covers Clark, Klickitat and Skamania County.

Southwest Washington Accountable Community of Health

Clark

Clark County Public Health Center for Community Health

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program

  • Child Health Notes

Contact: Connie Callahan, RN, BSN connie.callahan@clark.wa.gov

  • Quarterly Community Care Coordination Meetings

Contact: Anne Johnson, RN, BSN Anne.Johnston@clark.wa.gov

Contact: Pat Shaw, RN, BSN, Program Manager pat.shaw@clark.wa.gov

North Sound ACH Region covers Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom County.

Island County

Autism Partnership of Island County (APIC) 

Contacts:

Jaemee Witmer
FRC, Toddler Learning Center
Jaemee.W@tlcwhidbey.org

Tiffany Wheeler-Thompson
Island County Parent to Parent Coordinator
t.wheeler-thompson@co.island.wa.us

Island County Public Health
Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program

Skagit

Skagit County Autism Partnership (SCAP)

Contact :
Jennifer Sass-Walton, RN, BSN
Child & Family Health Manager and CYSHCN Coordinator
Skagit County Health Department
jennis@co.skagit.wa.us

Skagit County Health DepartmentChild and Family Health Division

Snohomish

Early Childhood Community Coalition

Contact:
Mary Cline-Stively
Chief Strategy and Program Officer
ChildStrive
Mary.Cline-Stively@ChildStrive.Org

Snohomish Health District Children and Family Programs

  • Child Health Notes

Contacts:

Whatcom County

Whatcom Taking Action for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs 

Medical Home Leadership Network (MHLN) Team

Contact:
Monica Burke, Ph.D.
Co-Coordinator, Parent Coalition
The Arc of Whatcom County
monicab@arcwhatcom.org

Whatcom County Health Department
Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program

Cascade Pacific Action Alliance Region serves Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston and Wahkiakum County.

Cascade Pacific Action Alliance ACH

Cowlitz

Cowlitz County Health & Human Services Departments
Cowlitz County Children with Special Health Care Needs Program
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  • Child Health Notes

Contact: Gayle Reid, CSHCN Coordinator  at ReidG@co.cowlitz.wa.us

Grays Harbor

Autism Task Force and Related Disorders of Greater Grays Harbor: Linking Arms, Creating Sudden Change
Grays Harbor/Pacific/Mason County/Washington State

Contact: Tess Lawson, M.S.Ed, LABA, Autism Task Force & Related Disorders Director  at autismbehavior.resources@gmail.com

Lewis

Lewis County Autism Coalition
Website: www.lcautism.org

Contact: Bill Weissman, Facilitator
grassrootsnw@comcast.net

Child Health Notes

Contact:
Melody Porter
Parent to Parent Program Coordinator and Family Support Network
Reliable Enterprises of Lewis County
mporter@reliableenterprises.org

Olympic Community of Health Region serves Clallam, Jefferson and Kitsap County.

Olympic Community of Health Accountable Community of Health 

Kitsap

Medical Home Leadership Network (MHLN) Team
Child Health Notes

Contact:
Jamie Ream Cistulli
Lead Family Resources Coordinator
Holly Ridge Center
jream_cistulli@hollyridge.org

Karina Mazur, RN, BSN, IBCLC
Public Health Nurse
Kitsap County Public Health District
karina.mazur@kitsappublichealth.org

Melissa Lund
Kitsap County Parent Coalition Coordinator
Mlund@wa.easterseals.com

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