Our Director of Equity and Engagement, Hadley Morrow, was part of a panel at A Healthier Rural West. This panel focussed on our experience building multi-sector community partnerships in the rural counties of Eastern Washington. The work of Better Health Together and Medicaid Transformation seeks to connect the health care delivery system with crucial social determinants of health and community resources.
Rural Eastern Washington has some of the lowest health indicators in the state, including provider shortages in all rural counties, diagnoses of mental illness higher than the state average, a severe lack of affordable housing, and a youth suicide rate that has more than doubled in the last five years. In 2017, Washington State was awarded a $1.3 billion Section 1115 Medicaid Waiver to transform the Medicaid delivery system through an innovative community-based approach.
To view the full discussion click here.