Community Investment: A Cornerstone for Coordinated Care in 2022
Coordinated Care celebrates the impact made in Washington communities, with more than $3.6 million supporting community partners and projects in 2022.
(TACOMA, Wash.) March 28, 2023 – In 2022, communities across Washington sought to improve their health and wellness in the face of numerous healthcare challenges, such as COVID-19, mental health issues, and more. Through it all, Coordinated Care partnered with community organizations and members to help improve their health and wellbeing with awareness, partnerships, and action.
In 2022, Coordinated Care partnered with more than 150 organizations and contributed 613 employee volunteer hours, a total impact of $3.6 million, to help transform the health of local communities, one person at a time. Recognizing the impact of social determinants of health, Coordinated Care expanded its support beyond medical needs and took action to empower and uplift communities, ensuring a strong foundation for overall health and wellness. These endeavors addressed challenges such as capacity-building with scholarships for those on career paths in healthcare; equity with vaccine clinics and health fairs reaching BIPOC communities; and increasing access to healthy food with medically tailored meals prepared and delivered.
"Across the state, we came together with our partners, providers, and staff to activate and support solutions to strengthen the health and wellbeing of our members and communities," said Beth Johnson, President and CEO at Coordinated Care. "Our work needs to be a collective effort to show lasting results, and together, we have created innovative solutions for Washington to address struggles and critical health challenges. I'm proud of our involvement in helping our community live healthier lives."
Coordinated Care partnered with the following organizations in 2022:
- Coordinated Care partnered with organizations like Confluence, ChildStrive, South King Healthcare Services, Marvin Williams Recreation Center and Mercy Housing to provide 900 blood pressure cuffs for low-income, at-risk community members.
- Sibling Strong expanded its 2022 events and programs for siblings who are separated by foster care in King and Pierce Counites, with funding from Coordinated Care. These programs are created to eliminate barriers for participation, like transportation, while reuniting siblings in a safe and fun environment. This expanded reach provides more siblings the chance to reconnect in Washington and build bonds that can be transformational.
- Coordinated Care has partnered with Second Harvest for years, but in 2022, Coordinated Care supported the Second Harvest Mobile Market, which provides access to food for Eastern and Central Washington, as well as Second Harvest’s Community Cooking Classes designed to serve people facing hunger.
For more information about Coordinated Care’s services and benefits, please visit CoordinatedCareHealth.com.