Press Release: PacificSource Health Plans Announces 2019-2020 Community Health Excellence Program Funding Recipients
PacificSource Health Plans is pleased to announce the 12 healthcare organizations that will receive a combined total of more than $600,000 in funding as part of its annual Community Health Excellence (CHE) program for the 2019-2020 cycle. Now in its 10th year, the CHE program has awarded more than $5 million in community grant awards to improve community health by awarding financial support to providers advancing healthcare delivery innovations in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and, Washington.
Through the CHE program, funding is made available for a variety of care delivery innovations including trauma informed and culturally appropriate care, health care integration, palliative care, and chronic disease management. Applications are independently evaluated and awards go to organizations that prioritize advancing the Triple Aim and demonstrate significant positive impact for their patients, regardless of their insurance or PacificSource member status.
“I’m proud to see this wonderful community program reach its decade milestone,” said Ken Provencher, president and CEO of PacificSource. “Over the years since its inception, we’ve been able to see the positive results of the remarkable work being done by the grant awardees, and the profound impact their programs have had on the patients and communities they serve.”
The 2019-2020 CHE program grant awards include: All Season Family Care (ID), Bozeman Health Foundation (MT), Children’s Health Foundation (OR), Kaniksu Health Services (ID), La Pine Community Health Center (OR), Mercy Foundation (OR), North Bend Medical Center (OR), Oregon Medical Group (OR), Partners in Care (OR), Partnership Health Center (MT), Praxis Medical Group (OR), and Summit Medical Group (OR).
Three additional CHE grants totaling $111,000 were awarded through a contribution from Pacific Health Associates, a tax exempt organization affiliated with PacificSource. Those grant recipients are Emergency Responders Health Center (ID), Mid-Columbia Medical Center (OR), and Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch (MT).
To be considered for the CHE program, providers must complete an online application including a detailed budget. Initial review and scoring of all applications are conducted by an independent panel of physicians with expertise and interest in community health. The next CHE grant cycle will open in January 2020. For more information, visit https://www.pacificsource.com/che-program/