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Photo credits: Kylin Brown @ Pyramid Communications

December 5, 2023

An in-person event
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

8th floor – Panoramic Room
1200 12th Avenue South,
Seattle, Washington 98144

Connect with friends and colleagues

This 10th annual convening of PHPDA Health Equity Fund Major Grantees is an opportunity to connect with the larger community of people you are working alongside to make our region a healthier, more equitable place to live.

Be free to share your challenges

We endeavor to create a safe space for all attendees. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment free of judgment or consequence, a space in which all attendees feel they belong and can actively participate. That’s why this is an invite only event. In addition to grantees, we invite only our closest partners who are champions of your work, which includes our Health Equity Scholars, Governing Council members, and volunteers. We know how hard—and sometimes how sensitive—your work is. We invite you to treat this space with utmost respect, and be courageous to share both the challenges you’ve faced and wins you’ve achieved.

Learn together

Sharing knowledge supports all of us in our work towards systemic change. Every year grantees have the opportunity to share the details of their funded efforts, as well as insights into what works and what doesn’t. This year’s agenda will include opportunities to discuss:

  • Engaging Hard to Reach Populations
  • Advocacy & Raising Community Voice
  • Immigrant & Refugee Populations
  • Substance Use & Mental Health
  • Prenatal & Maternal Health

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to attend?

All Major Grantees are required to attend in-person and share briefly about their project to their peers. We will be reaching out by email with a time when you will be scheduled to present.

What should I do if I have COVID-19 or am feeling unwell?

Take precautions to keep each other safe. If you feel unwell before or during the meeting, please do not attend. Let us know immediately so that we can find an alternative representative or accommodate for a virtual attendance. If necessary, we’ll provide you with a virtual link.

  • We strongly encourage you to take a rapid test the day you arrive.
  • Masks are welcome and will be available at the entrance of the Panoramic Room.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 after a few days, please let know immediately so that we can notify all attendees.

Parking? Transit?

There will be limited parking, so if you are planning to drive, we encourage you to carpool and/or take public transit.

Parking and Direction Info Here (pdf)

We will have a limited number of validated parking available for those who need to drive. If you parked in the West Parking Garage, please bring your parking ticket to the event so that we can provide you with a free, validated parking pass.

The 36 and 60 buses stop right next to the Tower and there are other close options in the International District and Beacon Hill:

Is it okay for me to attend only part of the event?

We encourage you to attend the entire day to learn about the work of your colleagues. You may discover new partnership opportunities or learn about innovative approaches to your work. Just knowing what’s happening in the field can make all of our work stronger.

What am I expected to share about my program?

Each grantee will have five (5) minutes to present about their funded program, using up to five (5) slides (including title and/or thank you slides).

Due to limited time, please focus on your program, not your organization. We ask that grantees offer a very brief description of their organization, a description of the funded program and its goals, and details on what they’re learning, including a response to the following relevant questions:

2023 New Major Grantees (1st year grantees): What kind of access to care, and for whom, are you intending to create through your project? What health outcomes would you like to see as a result?

2022 Renewal Grantees (2nd year grantees): What did you learn from your first year? What challenges did you face? And what changes, if any, are you making as a result?

2021 Renewal Grantees (3rd year grantees): What were your biggest learnings over the past three years of this project? And what are your plans for the future as a result?

Please send your five slides by end-of-day November 28 to

Can I use slides?

You can use up to five slides (PDF, PPT, Canva, or Google Slides) or no slides at all. We ask that you deliver them in advance by end-of-day November 28  to who will upload them into a single deck to ensure smooth transitions.

Can I show a video as part of my presentation?

Yes, just make sure that your total presentation time does not exceed 5 minutes. If your presentation will include a video, please send it in advance by end-of-day November 28 to

Will there be opportunities to share more about my organization with attendees?

There will be informal networking opportunities between agenda items and at lunch. We also encourage you to bring materials about your organization, its programs, and potential board recruitment information to share with the group. We’ll have a table available for this purpose.

Will there be photography or videography of the event?

We will have a photographer available for several hours of the event, and you will have the opportunity to tell us if you prefer not to be included in photos. We will not be videotaping any portion of the event.

Who is attending?

In addition to grantees, we invite only our closest allies who are champions of your work, which includes our Health Equity Scholars, governing council members, and volunteers. You can download the attendee list here.

Event Sponsors

We are grateful to the organizations and leaders who support PHPDA’s mission.