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At Greater Health Now, our expertise lies in our experience.

Initially established by the State of Washington in 2015 as one of nine Accountable Communities of Health (ACH), we have worked hand in hand with our community partners to identify and develop actionable programs to improve access and delivery of care in our local communities. Now, as an independent, regional organization, we continue to collaborate and build tools to improve the health of individuals throughout Central and Eastern Washington.

The services we provide local organizations…

Implement Systems to Improve Delivery and Track Outcomes

Healthcare delivery is changing. The demand to provide optimal care requires healthcare teams change with it.

We believe the best way to accomplish this is by adopting practices related to the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), a model that organizes patient care in a way that supports each patient’s unique needs. As advocates for patient-centered care, we provide technical assistance to deliver the best possible care to a variety of organizations from hospitals to primary care clinics, long-term care facilities, behavioral health and substance use disorder providers, dentist offices, and more.

The PCMH delivery model gives providers an opportunity to transition to a value-based payment (VBP) system. This type of payment system focuses on providing quality care for each individual patient, rather than on the quantity of patients served. It requires that providers are held to patient quality metrics related to hospital readmission, population health, adverse events, and other measurement. VBP results in better care, increased access to care, and reduced overall care costs, while at the same time reducing provider patient load.

Contact us to learn more about how we can help you develop and implement programs to improve delivery of care.

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Improve Care Coordination in the Region Through Training and Wellness Programs

Not everyone has equal access to healthcare services, and with shortages in the workforce, our communities need a solution now more than ever. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates a projected shortfall of 18 million health workers by the year 2030. This shortage is especially felt in low-income and rural areas.

GHN is committed to addressing the healthcare workforce shortage, and especially the need for mental health services. By providing funding, training, and resources for both supervisors and staff, GHN empowers organizations to improve healthcare access for everyone in our region.

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Working with Community Partners to Address the Big Picture Issues Around Improving Public Health

There are many factors affecting peoples’ access to the healthcare they need:

  • Economic
  • Education
  • Food security
  • Transportation
  • Housing

GHN recognizes that addressing these social determinants of health (SDOHs) is key to improving access to care. We do this by partnering with like-minded organizations to develop initiatives at the community level. These community-based solutions to population health are developed to address specific SDOHs such as Adverse Childhood Experiences and behavioral health burnout from COVID-19.

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