Our Stories

As the Accountable Community of Health (ACH) of Pierce County, we are charged with transforming the healthcare delivery system to ensure everyone in our diverse community has access to whole-person care. Our work, in collaboration with our partners, initiates a ripple effect through the entire system. We are creating models for sustainable change that can be scaled and spread, linking health and human services.

Elevate Health Welcomes Selected DASH Mentorship Mentees from Across the Nation

February 10, 2020

In late January, our Chief Executive Officer Alisha Fehrenbacher traveled to attend a kick-off session in Chicago, IL, following our review of the 20 organizations who applied to be mentees with us. As mentors, Elevate Health was singled out for its expertise in care coordination models/closed loop referrals, sustainability, and Care Information Exchange. We are excited to welcome the following organization as our mentees!

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Community Advisory Council Activity Summary for February 2020

February 6, 2020

On February 4th the Community Advisory Council convened for its first meeting since its January 2020 elections. During the session, the CAC hosted representatives from Pierce County Transit and Beyond the Borders to educate the council on different transportation programs offered in our communities and rural areas of Pierce County.

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Whole Person Care Collaborative Reports on Challenges and Successes

January 13, 2020

On December 17th, we convened our Whole Person Care Collaborative at the Carol Milgard Breast Center to a full room of attendees from CHI Franciscan, Consejo Counseling and Referral Service, MultiCare, and Sea Mar Community Health Centers. Prior to attendance, each participant was provided a site self-assessment to ascertain its level of integrated services, patient, and family “centeredness.”

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New Telepsychiatry Program from University of Washington Connects Providers

January 9, 2020

The University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences launched a new service to help prescribing providers in Washington receive clinical advice regarding adult patients with mental health and/or substance use disorders. Funded by the Washington State Legislature, the UW Psychiatry Consultation Line (PCL) helps address the severe shortage of mental health professionals in the state by providing consultation to providers.

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