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October 2015
Strategy Development
The draft Regional Health Improvement Plan has 37 vetted strategies. The CPAA Council developed a criteria worksheet to help determine the starter set of strategies for aligned action. The starter set will be revealed and vetted at the next Council meeting on November 12th. 

Establishing Financial Accountability
On October 8th, the CPAA Council approved a charter establishing a CPAA Finance Committee. Creating a group for formal oversight of CPAA finances is an important step in establishing fiscal systems that will provide lasting accountability and transparency. The next step is to develop a fund development committee to help the ACH plan for financial sustainability.

Featured Local Forums
Lewis County: Lewis County Public Health and Social Services was recently granted funding for the Nurse Family Partnership Program, which will work to support expecting and new mothers through their pregnancies and their children's infancies. Lewis County also continues to build engagement for their Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) with a core team of public health, community health center, and local education representatives. Read more >>>

NoHLA Interviews Backbone Staff about Consumer Involvement
The Northwest Health Law Advocates interviewed CPAA backbone staff in late October about their inclusion of community (consumer) involvement, racial/health equity, transparency, regional health assessment, substantive activities and operations in the Alliance. These linked questions were provided for the interview. The information provided will be used in a white paper that they will submit to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read more >>>

Supporting Global Medicaid Waiver Discussions
On October 9th, the CPAA submitted a letter to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services expressing qualified support for Washington's proposed Medicaid Transformation 1115 Waiver. The CPAA's support "is contingent on the waiver providing clear, demonstrable support for our region's local health priorities." Read more >>>

CPAA Letter of Support for the Global Waiver

Upcoming Meetings

Health Care Authority Update

Relevant Article:
"Readmissions may say more about patients than care"

by Shannon Muchmore in Modern Healthcare 

CHOICE works to improve community health in Central Western Washington through the collective planning and action of health care leaders. CHOICE is the backbone organization for the Cascade Pacific Action Alliance.
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