PacificSource Announces 2022-2023 Community Health Excellence Program Funding Recipients
(SPRINGFIELD, Ore.) December 16, 2022 — PacificSource is pleased to announce the 17 healthcare organizations that will receive funding as part of its annual Community Health Excellence (CHE) program for the 2022-2023 cycle. Now in its 13th year, the CHE program has awarded more than $10 million in community grant awards to providers advancing healthcare delivery innovations in Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Washington.
2022-2023 CHE program awards include a number of projects centered on improving access to services through recruitment, retention, clinic expansion, and healthcare service integration. Additionally, one third of funded projects focus on reducing health disparities and improving equitable access to care.
The CHE one-year grant recipients are Family Health Services (ID), AWARE (MT), Bozeman Health (MT), Family Outreach (MT), St. Peter’s Health Foundation (MT), Capitol Dental (OR), Central Oregon Independent Practice Association (OR), Eugene Springfield Nephrology Associates (OR), G Street Integrated Health (OR), Northwest Human Services (OR), Options Counseling and Family Services (OR), Our Community Birth Center (OR), Shangri-La (OR) and Willamette Family Inc. (OR).
The CHE two-year grant awards recipients are Heritage Health (ID), Legacy Health Foundation (OR) and Mercy Foundation (OR).
“The CHE program doesn’t just produce something that happens behind the scenes in a lab, but instead produces real effects on a provider’s capacity to heal their patients and improve quality of life,” said Peter McGarry, PacificSource Vice President, Provider Network. “I’m proud to be part of something that gives back—addressing gaps in our delivery system, improving outcomes, and making our communities healthier and happier.”
Through the CHE program, PacificSource funds provider projects that advance healthcare integration, address health disparities and promote equity, and that develop the provider workforce. Applications are independently evaluated, and awards go to organizations that prioritize advancing the Quadruple Aim and demonstrate significant positive impact for their patients, regardless of their insurance or PacificSource member status.
To be considered for the CHE program, contracted PacificSource providers must complete an online application including a detailed budget. The next CHE grant cycle will open in January 2023. For more information, please visit https://www.pacificsource.com/che-program/
About PacificSource Health Plans:
PacificSource Health Plans is an independent, not-for-profit community health plan serving the Northwest. Founded in 1933, PacificSource has local offices throughout Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Washington. The PacificSource family of companies employs more than 1,600 people and serves over 600,000 individuals throughout the Greater Northwest. For more information, visit PacificSource.com.