The Pacific County Public Health and Human Services Department has joined CHOICE Regional Health Network as the organization’s newest member. CHOICE is a nonprofit collaborative with the mission to improve community health in Central Western Washington that spans the five-county region of Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston counties. The health department joins a diverse membership of public, private and nonprofit healthcare organizations that includes eight hospitals in the region, two federally-qualified community health centers, behavioral health, the region’s
CHOICE was presented this Certificate of Excellence by Richard Onizuka, CEO of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, as part of a recent visit he made to the CHOICE office. CHOICE and the network of In-Person Assisters/Navigators in a seven-county region have been successful in connecting thousands of individuals to insurance during Washington State’s first open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act.
In two and a half months, Washington will move into it’s second open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (starting November 15, 2014), and as we gear up for Navigator trainings, health plan approvals, and the outreach campaign leading into the next wave of enrollments, it’s a good time to reflect on how we did this past year. Richard Onizuka, the CEO of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange has kindly shared with CHOICE a compilation of data he has collected, with
OLYMPIA – The Mental Health Access Program, a free mental health counseling clinic serving Thurston and Mason counties, is set to transition August 1, 2014. The program is a community-developed project that began in 2007, and has been administered by CHOICE Regional Health Network since that time. The Olympia Free Clinic will assume program leadership in August. The Mental Health Access Program was established in Thurston County to meet the demands of uninsured and underinsured residents who need access to