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CHOICE's September 2015 Newsletter
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Improving community health in Central Western Washington through the collective planning and action of health care leaders.
Helping children and pregnant women with oral health
This summer, the Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) program has been focusing on a prenatal oral health initiative, which encourages pregnant women to get dental care and treatment for themselves and their babies. Read more >>>
Responding to Medicaid transformation efforts
On August 21, the Cascade Pacific Action Alliance (CPAA) responded to the Washington Health Care Authority's global Medicaid waiver application by submitting a letter of commentRead more >>>
Assisting with health insurance sign-ups - Open Enrollment begins Nov. 1
In August, CHOICE submitted a proposal to continue as a lead organization for the Navigator Program, which helps individuals needing in-person assistance with WAHealthplanfinder.org. Starting on September 24, consumers will be required to pay their insurance carriers directly, rather than through the WA Healthplanfinder website. Read more >>>
Addressing the needs of Thurston's vulnerable
The Thurston County Safety Net Council, which serves as the Health Hub for the Asset Building Coalition, is working to establish a service hub for the pressing needs of marginalized individuals in downtown Olympia. The Asset Building Coalition will host a community event later this fall to challenge traditional beliefs about poverty and foster a community conversation. Read more >>>
Reducing hospital readmissions
The Regional Care Transitions (RCT) project continues work to reduce hospital readmissions and better coordinate patient follow-up in the region. The next shared learning event is on September 9. Read more >>>
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