CHOICE's February 2016 Newsletter
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Improving community health in Central Western Washington through the collective planning and action of health care leaders.
Regional collaborative helps local youth
The Youth Behavioral Health Coordination project sponsored by the Cascade Pacific Action Alliance (CPAA) is moving forward with implementation at four pilot school sites in Cowlitz, Mason, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties. Each of the counties has a locally led work group guiding implementation according to local needs and resources, with the goal of connecting at-risk children to mental and behavioral health services. The CPAA is also helping children and teens in the region by administering a Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education Program starting in April. Read more >>>
Danny the Dinosaur helps kids understand oral health
On February 12, Danny the Dinosaur made his debut at a presentation for the Skalkum Timberland Library storytime. As part of the Access to Baby and Child Dentistry program, Danny helps teach kids (and parents) about good oral hygiene habits.
Navigators continue to help clients with health insurance enrollment
Open enrollment may be over, but CHOICE's Navigator Network continues to work hard to enroll Apple Health (Medicaid) clients and those who may qualify for a special enrollment period throughout the year. In addition to subcontracted organization partners throughout the nine county region, CHOICE now employs one full time Navigator and one Program Specialist to support the enrollment network. 
Upcoming Events:

Regional Care Transitions Shared Learning Event
March 2,

Conference: Ending the Cycle of Poverty
March 19,

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CHOICE Regional Health Network is a nonprofit collaborative of health care leaders in the five-county region of Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston counties. For 20 years CHOICE has worked towards better health for everyone at less cost.
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Phone: (360) 539-7576
Fax: (360) 943-1164
1217 4th Ave. E, Suite 200
Olympia, WA 98506
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