The Kittitas County Health Network (KCHN) is comprised of organizations throughout our community that are committed to the highest quality and efficiency in the delivery of healthcare for Kittitas County.
The purpose of the Kittitas County Health Network is to:
Improve the efficiency of the health care system through care coordination
Expand access to health care for people in our communities
Improve the quality of health care delivered
Strengthen the County’s health care system
Decrease the cost of health care for the community
Educate the community on health care issues, and
Increase community support and understanding of the local health care system.
Background: The Network grew out of the work of health care professionals interested in improving health care and reducing the costs of health care in Kittitas County. A Federal grant was received to support the Network. The work accomplished through the grant provides the framework for the Network to move forward.
KCHN currently has three Work Groups:
The Community Health Assessment workgroup (CHA/CHIP) develops a community health needs assessment and strategic plan to address those needs;
The Care Coordination workgroup develops methods and processes to manage and coordinate the multiple co-occurring healthcare services for individuals and families; and
The Advisory workgroup expands the engagement of broader sectors of the community for maximum participation in planning the best healthcare systems possible for the citizens of the county.
The Work Groups:
· Adopt and support the Network goals;
· Provide strategic guidance to the Board;
· Participate in identifying and recruiting circle of community members in understanding the goals of the Network
· Communicate healthcare trends through newsletters and press releases, websites and social media that encourage community engagement in addressing health care issues and initiatives.