Better Health Together has always considered Whitman county a part of our region. In our programmatic arm, DENT and the Navigator Network both serve Whitman, and the county falls within the service bounds of Empire Health Foundation. However, when ACHs were designated the boundaries were drawn to match the Regional Service Network from which counties purchase their behavioral health services. This put Whitman county in the bounds of Greater Columbia ACH.
Recently, Whitman County Commissioners penned a letter to Health Care Authority requesting to be reassigned to the BHT ACH.
BHT expressed our full support in this letter to HCA, requesting a conversation with key leaders to thoughtfully explore reassignment.