Community Health Plan of Washington
Seattle, WA, 98101
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Year Licensed: 1996
Alliance Company Type: Shareholder
Not-for-profit Community Health Plan captures social determinants data to fight homelessness
In an effort to better understand its members’ SDoH, address the homelessness crisis prevalent in its community and improve overall health outcomes, CHPW’s leadership launched an initiative to systematically address SDoH challenges across its network.
Q&A: Dr. Paul Sherman, Chief Medical Officer at CHPW
Dr. Paul Sherman, Chief Medical Officer, Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW), discusses CHPW’s vision for whole-person, community-based care, and provides an update on their work with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
VIDEO: Leanne Berge, CEO, Community Health Plan of Washington at the 2020 Washington State of Reform Conference
Berge describes the issues she is spending her mental energy on, what’s working and not working in Washington’s 1115 waiver, and her opinion on the potential influence of Cascade Care. She also outlines CHPW’s legislative agenda for the coming years which includes strengthening the safety net, and being a voice for low-income individuals and under-served communities.
Community Health Plan of Washington creates new role to support growth
Meg Olberding has been named as the first Director of Brand Messaging and Public Relations for the Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW), Washington’s local not-for-profit Medicaid and Medicare managed care plan.
Community Health Plan of Washington partners with Bellingham’s Opportunity Council to provide housing resources
Experiencing homelessness can have a damaging effect on one’s health. To address this issue, the Community Health Plan of Washington is partnering with Bellingham’s Opportunity Council to provide housing resources that will ultimately improve the overall health of those experiencing homelessness in our area. Kat Latet from CHPW joins Tessa on the KGMI afternoon news to talk about this important issue.
Community Health Plan of Washington Selected to Develop Medicaid Models That Reduce Health Disparities
Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW) along with its parent organization Community Health Network of Washington (CHNW), a network of 20 federally qualified health centers serving patients across the state of Washington, today announced that they will be joining forces with the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) to advance the goals of health equity.
Community Health Plan of Washington appoints Melissa Stevens as Vice President of Community Engagement and Growth
Melissa Stevens has been named Vice President of Community Engagement and Growth at Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW), Washington’s only local not-for-profit Medicaid and Medicare managed care plan.
Community Health Plan of Washington to Cover Acupuncture for Chronic Pain
As part of its whole-person care model, Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW) announced today that it will cover acupuncture for Medicaid members statewide age 18 and up who experience chronic pain.
Medicaid recipients to receive integrated physical and behavioral care
“The goal is to improve care coordination between primary care and behavioral health,” said Connie Mom-Chhing, director of fully integrated managed care at Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW). Behavioral health includes mental health and substance-use disorders. It’s a combination of outpatient services to include individual and group therapy, medication management, inpatient stays at psychiatric hospitals, services delivered in treatment facilities and peer support services.
Community Health Plan of Washington opens Tri-Cities location
"By having a physical office space and being connected directly with the community health center, it gives us a chance to do so much more," CEO Leanne Berge said. The Community Health Plan of Washington also provides transportation, language translation, and food or housing for their members in need.