Community Health Excellence (CHE) Grants

Helping our provider partners deliver innovative care 

In its ten-year history, PacificSource’s Community Health Excellence program (CHE) has awarded more than $5 million in grants to physicians and provider groups. The CHE grant program funds healthcare delivery innovations that improve patient care and the health of our communities.

Recently funded projects have included palliative care, behavioral health integration, CLAS Standards, and chronic disease management programs.

CHE grants seek to:

  • Create and expand an environment of collaborative and innovative engagement between PacificSource Health Plans and providers who share a vision for better community health, better healthcare, and lower healthcare costs.
  • Foster an environment of continuous patient care improvement among providers who practice in the areas PacificSource Health Plans serves.
  • Elicit the diverse capabilities of provider organizations in ways that make significant, positive health impacts for community members.

Each CHE application is independently evaluated based on its impact on patients, without regard to their insurance status. The program has sparked healthcare delivery innovation in a wide array of hospital and physician group practices, funding more than 100 projects across Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. CHE grants are also available for Washington state providers. 

Apply for a CHE grant 

All contracted PacificSource providers are eligible to apply for one-year CHE grants. Grant awards range from $30,000-$50,000. 

To be considered for funding, providers need to: 

  • Submit an application and PacificSource budget form.
  • Demonstrate clear objectives supported by measurable data to evaluate progress toward the project’s goals and outcomes.      
  • Ensure the proposal meets the Triple Aim and benefits all of the provider’s patients, not just PacificSource members.

The application period for the 2020–2021 funding cycle opens January 15, 2020. Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. PT on July 31, 2020. To apply, please download the CHE Grant Application Guide and budget form, then submit them through the CHE grant website portal.

If you are interested in applying for a grant, we encourage you to contact us in advance of submitting a proposal. Contact Gretchen Horton-Dunbar, CHE grants manager, at  CHE_Grants @ or (541) 706-5127. 

Download the CHE Application Guide (pdf)

Download the CHE Budget Form (pdf)

Submit your CHE grant application forms  

More about CHE grants

In the 2019-2020 grant cycle, PacificSource awarded 15 grants to provider partners in three states. Grantees include: 

All Season Family Care (ID)
Bozeman Health Foundation (MT)
Children’s Health Foundation (OR)
Emergency Responders Health Center (ID)
Kaniksu Health Services (ID)
La Pine Community Health Center (OR)
Mercy Foundation (OR)
Mid-Columbia Medical Center (OR)
North Bend Medical Center (OR)
Oregon Medical Group (OR)
Partners in Care (OR)
Partnership Health Center (MT)
Praxis Medical Group (OR)
Summit Medical Group (OR)
Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch (MT)

You can learn more about 2019-2020 CHE-funded projects here.  

The PacificSource Foundation for Health Improvement

In addition to CHE, PacificSource provides, through our charitable foundation, funds for the health and welfare of underserved and vulnerable populations, with an emphasis on children and youth. For more information, or to apply for a Foundation grant, visit their home page


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Apply for a CHE grant

Interested in applying for our Community Health Excellence (CHE) provider grants program? Please download the CHE Application Guide and CHE Budget Form, then submit your completed application and budget to our grant portal. 

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Last updated 2/4/2020