FUNDED PROJECTS

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Investments in Our Region’s Health

Despite our region’s wealth, many are overlooked, underserved, and denied healthcare. Our grantees work to fill this gap. They bring a deep commitment to ensuring that those whose health and well-being are harmed by structural racism and other marginalizing forces have access to care they deserve.

Our King County region’s health equity landscape has been changing and local communities are continuing to adapt to new ways. The following projects have been instrumental in decreasing health disparities by increasing access to services and resources, and increasing the capability of the health care system.

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Washington Recovery Alliance
Nov 2020 – Jun 2021 | $20,000

The Washington Recovery Alliance (WRA) legislative advocacy work is a coordinated effort to help people in recovery across Washington engage their lawmakers and drive legislative change that addresses health disparities for individuals living with behavioral health challenges.

Nimble Grant
Completed

Sound
Jan 2022 – Aug 2022 | $18,850

The project is to purchase A1C blood analyzers and testing supplies for four Primary Care clinics, for fast point-of-care analysis and support to low-income individuals who are homeless and/or have mental health issues or substance use disorders.

Nimble Grant
In-Progress

Evergreen Treatment Services
Apr 2021 – Mar 2022 | $10,000

REACH provides intensive case management to immigrants and refugees that are homeless with substance use disorder and behavioral health conditions.

Nimble Grant
Completed

Northwest Health Law Advocates (NoHLA)
Jul 2021 – Jun 2022 | $70,000

NoHLA will engage in an initiative to study and propose options for Washington State and King County to address problems with access to health coverage for low-income individuals with Medicare but unable to afford costs Medicare does not cover. 

Major Grant
Completed

Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank
Apr 2020 – Mar 2021 | $18,397

Pike Market Senior Center & Food Bank (PMSC) will conduct a one-year pilot program, Alternative for Healthy Aging (AHA), to expand and evaluate the impact of providing on-site, free-of-charge acupuncture and East Asian medicine services to PMSC members.

Nimble Grant
Completed

Atlantic Street Center
Oct 2021 – Sept 2022 | $22,500

Atlantic Street Center (ASC) will reduce barriers to health information and care by holding its first agency-wide and culturally-focused Health Fair for 100 – 150 very low-income populations of color, more specifically, Black/African-American, Hispanic, and Asian families — some are non-English speaking, many are uninsured.

Nimble Grant
Completed

South Seattle Women’s Health Foundation
Jul 2022 – Jun 2023 | $160,000

This project increases BIPOC workforce capacity, and access to healthcare and social support for pregnant and new families in South King County—populations that bear the highest burden of disparities in access and outcomes in their healthcare.

Major Grant
In-Progress

South Seattle Women’s Health Foundation
Jan 2022 – Dec 2022 | $30,000

This project seeks to increase access to natural childbirth options, including water births, for BIPOC families in South King County. This will fund 3 birthing tubs in their new Birth Center, the first women-of-color led birth center in Rainier Valley.

Nimble Grant
In-Progress

Global Perinatal Services
Jul 2022 – Jun 2023 | $121,800

Black Bundle of Joy is a holistic suite of free wraparound perinatal services and programs for first time Black parents in King County, including ongoing doula and education services from 28 weeks pregnancy to one year after birth.

Major Grant
In-Progress

Disability Rights Washington
Oct 2019 – Sep 2020 | Amount: $15,000

Funding will be used to train staff and develop an action plan to integrate Community and Movement Lawyering into organizational practices to more effectively address healthcare disparities and access impacting disabled people of color.

Nimble Grant
Completed

CHOOSE 180
Apr 2022 – Mar 2023 | $30,000

As part of CHOOSE 180’s free mental health counseling, the Expressive Art Therapy program will offer a non-traditional approach to healing in tandem with trauma-informed relational therapy that will guide our clients into incorporating healthy coping mechanisms that will improve their morality, mobility, life expectancy, and connection to self.

Nimble Grant
In-Progress

Harborview Medical Center
Jul 2021 – Jun 2022 | $165,000

Harborview Medical Center will develop a pilot patient navigation program for African Americans with hypertension, informed and designed in collaboration with community members.

Major Grant
Completed

Public Defender Association
Jul 2022 – Jun 2023 | $150,000

CoLEAD addresses social determinants of health, and builds bridges to health care, by providing comprehensive care to people at risk of involvement with the legal system due to behavioral health issues, substance use disorder, and homelessness.

Major Grant
In-Progress

Powerful Voices
Jul 2022 – Jun 2023 | $159,160

Powerful Voices (PV) will hire a Healing Justice Program Manager to coordinate expansion of the trauma-informed mental health supports for youth, including access to culturally responsive BIPOC therapists, healing justice practitioners, and more.

Major Grant
In-Progress

Global Perinatal Services
Oct 2021 – Apr 2022 | $22,500

In the 2019 legislative session, Global Perinatal Services (GPS) with the Doula’s for All WA coalition successfully advocated for a statewide Medicaid reimbursable doula program. Since the passing of the bill, the Doulas for All Coalition is now working actively to develop and implement the program statewide.

Nimble Grant
Completed

Encompass NW
Apr 2022 – Mar 2023 | $30,000

Encompass will pilot a program to improve maternal and infant health in the rural Snoqualmie Valley. Through outreach, support, education, connection, and therapy for mothers and babies, Encompass will improve maternal health, decrease isolation, and prevent prenatal trauma.

Nimble Grant
In-Progress

Entre Hermanos
Jul 2022 – Jun 2023 | $125,000

This project will address the disproportionate HIV diagnosis rates among LGBTQ Latinos in King County through prevention, case management, PrEP, testing, and peer navigation.

Major Grant
In-Progress

Hepatitis Education Project
Oct 2022 – Sep 2023 | $20,000

HEP will expand our prevention and outreach program to include safer smoking supplies as a component of our syringe services and overdose prevention activities to engage with and serve people who primarily or exclusively smoke/inhale drugs.

Nimble Grant
In-Progress

Somali Health Board
Jul 2022 – Jun 2023 | $140,000

This project will address high rates of untreated or undiagnosed mental illness for Somalis in south King County, resulting from barriers to accessing resources and care.

Major Grant
In-Progress

Comunidad Latina de Vashon
Jul 2022 – Jun 2023 | $140,000

This project will address the barriers of access to mental health services for Latinos on Vashon Island to create better mental health and well-being in the community.

Major Grant
In-Progress

Empower Youth Network
Oct 2022 – Dec 2022 | $11,500

Community Focus Group planning and implementation for non-English speaking families in the rural Snoqualmie Valley to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate programming for parents and youth (pre-k -6th grade).

Nimble Grant
In-Progress

Mary’s Place Seattle
Jan 2020 – Dec 2020 | $8,000

The Health Services program is led by a pediatrician who serves as the Health Services Director and involves a Health Services Manager, Registered Nurses, a Care Coordinator, a Family Outreach Coordinator and skilled volunteers.

Nimble Grant
Completed

Living Well Kent Collaborative
Jul 2022 – Jun 2023 | $200,000

This project will support healthy childhood development and improve access to early intervention services for Somali and East African families served by linguistically and culturally attuned family childcare providers in Kent/South King County.

Major Grant
In-Progress

Villa Comunitaria
Jul 2022 – Jun 2023 | $75,000

The current De Corazon project and Promotoras will continue to directly address health disparities in heart health and CPR in the Latinx community in King County, by providing free CPR and heart health trainings for low-income Spanish speakers. 

Major Grant
In-Progress

HopeCentral
Jun 2022 – Dec 2023 | $15,000

Funding for start-up supplies for HopeCentral’s new center that will provide a suite of targeted therapies (psychological evaluation, behavioral therapy, and speech-language pathology) to children with developmental disabilities.

Nimble Grant
In-Progress

Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative
Apr 2021 – Mar 2022 | $25,000

Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative will plan, develop and pilot a human trafficking training program specifically for health, mental health and Indian health service providers throughout the Puget Sound region.

Nimble Grant
Completed

Seattle Counseling Service
Jul 2021 – Nov 2021 | $105,000

The Immigrant, Refugee, Undocumented Outreach Program is a community program working to increase and improve access to culturally and linguistically competent behavioral health services to immigrant, refugee, and undocumented community members. 

Major Grant
Completed

International Community Health Services
Jul 2020 – Jun 2021 | $199,926.47

The IACWC project will increase access to under-served populations by utilizing Community Health Workers as culturally and linguistically competent care coaches for ICHS patients.

Major Grant
Completed

Kindering
Oct 2021 – Sep 2022 | $15,000

This project will increase access and improve outcomes for early support for families whose preferred language is not English by translating key documents into top languages, with community review and outreach to publicize availability of programs and services.

Nimble Grant
Completed

Chief Seattle Club
Jul 2022 – Jun 2023 | $200,000

Cowlitz Tribal Health Seattle (CTHS) began providing on-site mental health services at the Club once a week. Funded by this grant, the CTHS Clinical Lead Therapist will expand his hours, integrating traditional wellness and work with contracted Traditional Healers.

Major Grant
In-Progress

Ethiopian Community in Seattle
Jul 2022 – Jun 2023 | $150,000

Ethiopian Community in Seattle (ECS) will design and implement the Mental Health Promotion (MHP) project to promote mental health wellness in the Ethiopian community through improved understanding and access to mental health services.

Major Grant
In-Progress

Encompass Northwest
Jul 2020 – Jun 2021 | $50,000

The Mobile Therapy Unit program will provide therapies for children and families in rural areas and other underserved locations throughout King County.

Major Grant
Completed

Downtown Emergency Service Center
Jul 2020 – Jun 2021 | $170,000

Medically-compromised DESC clients in permanent supportive housing, who are unable to be served through existing healthcare resources, will receive individualized healthcare advocacy and coordination by two new Health Navigators.

Major Grant
Completed

Elizabeth Gregory Home
Oct 2022 – Sept 2023 | $30,000

Elizabeth Gregory Home will plan and pilot a new service to address mental health needs for women experiencing homelessness through an on-site licensed counselor working within their supportive Day Center environment.

Nimble Grant
In-Progress

Seattle Indian Health Board
Jul 2022 – Jun 2023 | $200,000

This project aims to address the absence of third-party reimbursement or other funding mechanism, a primary barrier to AI/ANs accessing culturally-attuned Traditional Indian Medicine (TIM) by working toward policy changes that will create sustainable funding streams for TIM service delivery and achieving long-term health and wellbeing impact for AI/ANs.

Major Grant
In-Progress

YouthCare
Apr 2021 – Mar 2022 | $14,974.73

YouthCare has relocated its shelter to a permanent location in Rainier Beach, which will include installing a physical and behavioral health clinic pod. A logistical planning process with project partners will ensure the clinic’s success.

Nimble Grant
Completed

Childhaven
Jul 2022 – Jun 2023 | $190,000

Childhaven & Sea Mar Community Health Centers partner to reduce disparities in diagnosis of Developmental Delays and access to support services for young Latinx children in South King County with bilingual, culturally responsive Family Navigators.

Major Grant
In-Progress

Kindering
Jan 2020 – Dec 2020 | $15,000

By establishing critical relationships between a child and key people involved in their life, CHERISH Therapists work to minimize trauma, stabilize placements, and facilitate healthy placement transitions when necessary.

Nimble Grant
Completed

Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation)
Jul 2022 – Jun 2023 | $50,000

The 6-week mindfulness course, “Finding Your Way” targets the intermediate outcomes of parent resilience, responsive and mindful parenting, and nurturing parent-child relationships, which are linked to child well-being.

Major Grant
In-Progress

Boyer Children’s Clinic
Jul 2021 – Jun 2022 | $135,000

Funding from PHPDA will implement the planning and innovation work that Boyer has led over the past year to bridge gaps in service coordination among family homeless services and early intervention services. By implementing a multi-system intervention, the project will address access barriers and health outcome disparities for children who are homeless.

Major Grant
Completed

Asian Counseling & Referral Service
Jan 2020 – Sep 2020 | $25,000

ACRS’s Queer Vision Access Program (QVAP) has been successful in raising awareness across the agency on important issues of gender identity and LGBTQ inclusion, resulting in knowledgeable staff who then delivered services with a greater understanding of LGBTQ community needs.

Nimble Grant
Completed

Recovery Café
Jul 2022 – Jun 2023 | $125,000

This project is to provide a .8 FTE nurse and 1.0 FTE receptionist/certified healthcare navigator that will serve the SODO community with rudimentary healthcare at the Recovery Café SODO location. Coupling basic medical care with a community based long-term recovery support program will lead to lower access barriers for those living unsheltered.

Major Grant
In-Progress

Washington Association for Infant Mental Health
Apr 2021 – Mar 2022 | $10,000

This project creates opportunities for non-white knowledge and expertise to impact the early childhood mental health field and the children we serve.

Nimble Grant
Completed

Lutheran Community Services Northwest
Jul 2022 – Jun 2023 | $150,000

Asylum seekers and humanitarian migrants in the King and Pierce County region will benefit from enhanced mental health services and/or increasing access to intensive case management services.

Major Grant
In-Progress

Aurora Commons
Jul 2021 – Jun 2022 | $199,999

A Kind, Non-Judgmental, Accessible and Comprehensive Healthcare Delivery Model for Street Based Sex Workers (SBSW’s) on Aurora Avenue. The SHE Clinic was designed to address the barriers to access and to provide the SBSW community innovative, accessible, and non-judgmental healthcare.

Major Grant
Completed

Generations Aging With Pride (GenPride)
Apr 2020 – Mar 2021 | $30,000

Funds will be used to develop a business and community engagement plan to ensure the GenPRIDE Senior Center health services are ready when the building opens in late 2022.

Nimble Grant
Completed

University of Washington Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education
Apr 2020 – Mar 2021 | $22,000

The University of Washington Health Sciences (UWHS) Mobile Health and Outreach Van is an interprofessional community engagement project that addresses critical gaps in health access, and partners with student and local organizations to provide basic preventive health and street medicine services for people experiencing homelessness, and housing insecurity.

Nimble Grant
Completed

Somali Family Safety Task Force
Oct 2019 – Sep 2020 | $15,000

Somali Family Safety Task Force (SFSTF) will engage, inform and communicate directly with the community through a series of six health access workshops in 2020.

Nimble Grant
Completed

Friends of Youth
Apr 2021 – Oct 2021 | $15,000

Licensed clinical counselors become certified in providing evidence-based modalities that will increase the effectiveness of behavioral health treatment, particularly for clients of color.

Nimble Grant
Completed

South Seattle Women’s Health Foundation
Apr 2020 – Mar 2021 | $29,325

Rainier Valley Midwives (RVM) will implement Project TIDE (Tech Infrastructure Development for Equity) to introduce key technology infrastructure improvements to increase its capacity to provide maternity care for families of color in south King County.

Nimble Grant
Completed

Southeast Seattle Education Coalition
Nov 2020 – May 2021 | $20,000

Started as a community response to COVID-19 in March 2020, the Tesfa Program provides regular culturally appropriate, and accessible health information to the local Ethiopian community.

Nimble Grant
Completed

Telehealth Access for Seniors, Inc
Oct 2020 – Mar 2021 | $4,885

This project brings telehealth access to elderly and disadvantaged patients served by International Community Health Services, including residents at Legacy House, an assisted living facility, by providing video-enabled devices and technical support.

Nimble Grant
Completed

Tubman Health’s Freedom Clinic
Jul 2022 – Jun 2023 | $200,000

Tubman Health will use PHPDA funding to continue community design at RVLA (Tubman Health has begun with surveys of scholars, families/parents, and faculty/staff), promote healthy and safe school return, launch the Freedom Clinic, and sample service delivery during the 2022-2023 school year.

Major Grant
In-Progress

Ingersoll Gender Center
Jan 2020 – Sep 2020 | $25,000

Ingersoll planned to create a detailed Health Guide for healthcare and community partners to disseminate to their patients and communities in person and online, a how-to video as part of the healthcare access educational video series, a comprehensive outreach effort and open enrollment event that will direct our community members to these resources.

Nimble Grant
Completed

Country Doctor Community Health Centers
Jul 2021 – Jun 2022 | $190,000

CDCHC will expand and strengthen healthcare services for transgender and gender nonconforming patients who are on Medicaid or uninsured, and will extend the gender care referral network throughout the region together with other community partners.

Major Grant
Completed

Evergreen Treatment Services
Jul 2022 – Jun 2023 | $190,000

To address the alarming rise in opioid use disorder, opioid-related overdoses, and the community impact of opioid use, and to reduce disparities in accessing lifesaving treatment, ETS is launching the Treatment in Motion (TIM) project.

Major Grant
In-Progress

East African Community Services
Jul 2021 – Jun 2022 | $160,000

Ubuntu Wellness Project is a community strategy to educate and empower low-income, English Language-Limited, Black immigrants and refugees in South King County on the community impacts of diabetes, obesity and stigmas around mental health and autism.

Major Grant
In-Progress

Somali Health Board
Jul 2021 – Jun 2022 | $150,000

Somali Health Board is the Fiscal Sponsor for Community Health Board Coalition (CHBC). The CHBC will conduct an asset-based, community-led assessment of the health priorities of eleven communities of color. This will lay the groundwork for building a comprehensive workplan and policy agenda. 

Major Grant
Completed

Asian Counseling & Referral Service
Jul 2022 – Jun 2023 | $120,000

The WAPA Nurse Project promotes health equity and eliminates disparities by providing needed primary health education and resources and increasing healthcare literacy for low-income Asian Pacific Islanders with serious mental illness (SMI).

Major Grant
In-Progress

Washington Recovery Alliance
Jan 2022 – Dec 2022 | $29,958

Through this project WRA proposes to expand the Elevate program to engage Latinx advocates, cross-training Early Support staff to create stronger outcomes for foster children and children with prenatal substance exposure.

Nimble Grant
In-Progress
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