Projects & Programs

Youth Behavioral Health
Coordination Project

Identify children with behavioral health challenges (mental health and chemical dependency) as early as possible in both education and health care settings, and connect at-risk children with community-based interventions and treatment services.

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Youth Marijuana Prevention & Education

Partners from the Cascade Pacific Action Alliance and multiple other sectors across a seven-county region came together to develop a Youth Marijuana Prevention and Education Program (YMPEP).

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Bi-Directional Integration of Care

The objective of this project is to develop an integrated network of providers who address both physical and behavioral health needs in one system. This will offer better coordinated care for patients and more seamless access to services using a whole-person approach to care. Integration will include both integrating behavioral health into primary care settings and integrating primary care into behavioral health settings.

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Community-Based Care Coordination

Pathways Community HUB

The Pathways Community HUB promotes care coordination across the continuum of health for Medicaid beneficiaries by identifying, treating, and measuring risk factors that affect individual health. This model of community-based care coordination aims to ensure those with complex health needs are connected to the interventions and services needed to improve and manage their health.

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Community Paramedicine

The Community Paramedicine Model address the non-emergency use of emergency systems by utilizing paramedics in nontraditional community health roles. Community paramedics will identify Medicaid beneficiaries who access the EMS system for a non-emergent condition and facilitate more appropriate use of emergency care resources and/or enhance access to primary care and social services for medically underserved populations.

Reproductive, Maternal & Child Health

Healthy families are the center of a healthy community. A home visiting model is an evidence-based practice for ensuring that families, especially high risk pregnant mothers, have access to quality care and health safety for their children. This is a priority for the CPAA because it provides education and support for families who may be affected by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), which affect long-term health outcomes.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Trauma-Informed Communities

The CPAA aims to incorporate trauma-informed community training and practices into all project areas throughout the region. By ensuring that communities are aware of the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), the CPAA and local partners will better be able to address the root causes of many behavioral and physical health issues.

Transitional Care

To ensure that Medicaid beneficiaries are getting the right care in the right place, this project will improve transitional care services and reduce avoidable hospital use. The specific targets will include transitions between acute care to home or supportive housing, inpatient care discharges, and community re-entry from jail or prison.

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Chronic Disease

The objective of this project is to integrate health system and community approaches to improve chronic disease management and control. The focus is on better serving those individuals with or at risk for arthritis, cancer, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and stroke. The CPAA will especially focus on the populations in the region experiencing the greatest burden of chronic disease.

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Oral Health

CPAA recognizes oral health as a fundamental component of whole-person care and aims to increase access to oral health providers, especially in the most remote areas of the region. The goal is to prevent and control the progression of oral disease, which is detrimental to the overall health of individuals.

Opioids

Addressing the public health crisis of opioid abuse is a statewide and national priority, with goals to reduce opioid-related morbidity and mortality. The CPAA will be implementing strategies that target prevention, treatment, and recovery supports for Medicaid beneficiaries, including youth who use, misuse, or abuse prescription opioids and/or heroin.

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