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News Release
PacificSource Announces 2023-2024 Community Health Excellence Grants Program Funding Recipients - 11/29/23

(SPRINGFIELD, Ore.) Nov. 29, 2023— PacificSource is pleased to announce the 26 healthcare organizations that will receive funding as part of its annual Community Health Excellence (CHE) program for the 2023 -2024 cycle. Now in its 14th year, the CHE program has awarded more than $11 million in community grant awards to providers advancing healthcare delivery innovations in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. 

2023-2024 CHE program awards include several projects centered on improving access to services through recruitment, retention, clinic expansion, and healthcare service integration. Additionally, one-third of funded projects focus on reducing health disparities and improving equitable access to care. 

“The CHE program brings to life innovative ideas that help providers heal their patients and improve quality of life,” said Peter McGarry, PacificSource vice president, provider network. “I’m proud to be part of something that gives back—addressing gaps in our delivery system, improving outcomes, and making our communities healthier.”

The CHE one-year and two-year grant recipients are:

Idaho:

  • Crosspointe Family Services  
  • Family Health Services  
  • Desert Sage Health Centers  
  • Journey Pediatric Therapy  
  • Panhandle Health District 

Montana:

  • AWARE 
  • Barrett Hospital Foundation 
  • Bridgercare 
  • Alluvion Health
  • Eating Disorder Center of Montana 
  • PureView Health Center
  • Dynamic Recovery (Two-year grant)
  • The Rural Behavioral Health Institute (Two-year grant)

Oregon:

  • Care Partners 
  • East Cascade Women’s Group 
  • Kinship House 
  • Lane County 
  • OHSU 
  • Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital 
  • Santiam Hospital 
  • WVP Health Authority 

Washington:

  • CHAS Health 
  • North Olympic Healthcare Network 
  • PSW
  • One Community Health (Two-year grant)
  • OYEN Emotional Wellness Center (Two-year grant)

Through the CHE program, PacificSource funds provider projects that advance healthcare integration, address health disparities and promote equity, and that develop the provider workforce. Applications are independently evaluated, and awards go to organizations that prioritize advancing the Quadruple Aim and demonstrate significant positive impact for their patients, regardless of their insurance or PacificSource member status. 

To be considered for the CHE program contracted PacificSource providers must complete an online application including a detailed budget. The next CHE grant cycle will open in January 2024. For more information, please visit https://www.pacificsource.com/che-program/

About PacificSource Health Plans:

PacificSource Health Plans is an independent, not-for-profit community health plan serving the Northwest. Founded in 1933, PacificSource has local offices throughout Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Washington. The PacificSource family of companies employs more than 1,600 people and serves over 600,000 individuals throughout the Greater Northwest. For more information, visit PacificSource.com.

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