CPAA Work Groups identify starter strategies for regional health improvement
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
In January, a regional CPAA work group had its second meeting to plan activities that will prevent and mitigate the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). This ACEs work group developed out of the CPAA's Regional Health Improvement Plan, which identified ACEs as one of the top five priority areas for improving community health. The ACEs work group prioritized the following strategies as its starting activities:
The ACEs work group also used the CPAA's recently approved Fund Development Decision Tree to agree on submitting a Letter of Interest (LOI) for the Washington State Frontiers of Innovation First 1,000 Days Project. This opportunity brings together multiple state agencies to provide technical assistance for activities that will address ACEs and family stress. Read the LOI>>>
- expanding parent education and home visiting
- expanding the Kinship Program
- providing trauma-informed training and N.E.A.R Sciences presentations
Care Coordination & Health Integration
In the fall of 2016, another work group focused on the priority area of Care Coordination and Health Integration. This work group identified four starter strategies:
The group also identified a fifth strategy of utilizing Community Health Workers throughout the work of the other four activities.
- Behavioral Health Integration
- Community Care Center(s)
- Community Paramedicine
- Wellness Clinic(s)
At its next meeting, the Care Coordination work group will be learning about the Pathways Model.
For more information about future work group meetings and how to get involved, please contact Justin Wagaman at firstname.lastname@example.org.