Newsletter for the Cascade Pacific Action Alliance Regional Coordinating Council.
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June 2015

A year's worth of progress:

The Cascade Pacific Action Alliance (CPAA) recently submitted a proposal for designation as a fully functional Accountable Community of Health (ACH). The Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) will review the alliance's portfolio of its first year's work, along with its plan for future sustainability in order to make a determination by the beginning of July. View the entire readiness proposal portfolio here:

CPAA Readiness Proposal Portfolio - June 19, 2015

Youth Behavioral Health Coordination Project:

The Youth Behavioral Health Coordination Work Group selected four pilot sites in which to implement the CPAA’s pilot project. The four sites include primary and secondary schools in Thurston, Cowlitz, Mason, and Wahkiakum counties. Planning with the school districts will continue through the summer and fall, with implementation beginning January 2016 and continuing through the 2016-2017 school year.

Featured local forums:

Wahkiakum County: Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services (WCHHS) has been supporting an innovative Community Health Worker program involving local teens. A student-led group is tackling the issue of comprehensive sex education and safe open dialogue by planning a peer education curriculum to start this fall. WCHHS staff have been guiding the teenagers, and are very enthusiastic about the impact their work will have on their community. Read more about what's happening in Wahkiakum's forum newsletter.

Cowlitz County: Cowlitz County, Health and Human Services Director, Carlos Carreon, was recently featured on the State of Reform addressing the topics of community wellness and how to care for undocumented populations. Watch the full video at the State of Reform website.

Health Care Authority Update

ACH Grant:
CPAA submitted a 
Readiness Proposal 
on June 19.
If accepted, 
CPAA will recieve designation in early July.

Upcoming Meetings

Our next Council meeting is July 9, when we will be discussing the WA Health Care Authority's Global Medicaid Waiver concept paper
CHOICE is the Support Organization for the Cascade Pacific Action Alliance. 
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