Learn more about what we’re doing and how it’s working.
Evaluation is a key to greater understanding and improvement. Below are some
of the learnings from our earlier work that help inform our current and future
Emergency Department Consistent Care Program at Providence St. Peter Hospital:
An Evaluative Report - April 2010
The first formal evaluation of the program, this report uses pre/post comparison
methods and focuses on changes in the annual rates of ED visits, ED charges,
and total charges (ED plus inpatient episodes) among the 97 clients brought
into the program during 2006 and 2007.
Request a copy of the 2010 formal EDCCP evaluation.
Community Health Care Collaborative Grant Program (Washington State)
CHOICE was one of 14 organizations selected in a competitive grant program
designed to support community-based programs that address access to care, efficient
use of resources, and improvement in quality of care. Read the Washington State
Health Care Authority's September 2008 Report to the Legislature evaluating
the success of the Community Health Care Collaborative program.
Download the PDF.
Healthy Communities Access Program (Federal)
From 2000 to 2006, the Community Access Program and its successor, the Healthy
Communities Access Program (HCAP), provided federal grants to local communities
to strengthen and integrate health care services to improve quality and health
outcomes for the uninsured. CHOICE Regional Health Network received an HCAP
grant in 2001. Read the National Opinion Research Center's (NORC) independent
evaluation of HCAP's outcomes.
Lessons from Local Access Initiatives: Contributions and Challenges - The
Commonwealth Fund, August 2007
Abstract: Community health initiatives — locally crafted
responses to health care access problems — have been steadfast in their efforts
to connect uninsured and medically indigent people to health care services and
health insurance. These programs assist in outreach, coordinate and integrate
care, and help clients use limited resources efficiently. This report offers
five case studies of community health initiatives. All five local community
initiatives seek to improve access and coverage for those most likely to be
uninsured: low-income, non elderly adults. Some, like Community Health Works
in Forsyth, GA., offer coverage for a limited period of time, often for individuals
who seek care after contracting an illness, while others, like CHOICE Regional
Health Network, in Olympia, Wash., manage care for clients with complex needs,
chaperoning them through systems they characteristically have trouble navigating.
Download the report.