The Willamette Health Council is the governing body for the Coordinated Care Organization (CCO), PacificSource Community Solutions Marion-Polk and is an Oregon 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Willamette Health Council aims to improve the health of those living in our region by using integrated and coordinated care systems to increase quality, reliability, availability, and continuity of care, and to reduce the cost of care.

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Community Benefit Initiative Grant Program

Second-Round Funding Opportunity

The Willamette Health Council (WHC) is pleased to announce the launch of a second-round of applications for our 2022 Community Benefit Initiative Grant Program. Community Benefit Initiatives are evidence-based, community-level interventions focused on improving population health and healthcare quality. One of the primary goals of the Community Benefit Initiative Grant Program is to fund innovative pilot projects that address priority areas identified in the 2021-2025 Marion-Polk Community Health Improvement Plan. These areas include Behavioral Health Access, Housing and Substance Use Prevention and Treatment. The Community Benefit Initiative Grant Program is also aimed at addressing the social determinants of health and equity within the Marion-Polk region.

Through the Community Benefit Initiative Grant Program, the WHC will award a total of $1.34 million in 2022 for selected projects that meet the required criteria. Remaining funds for second-round applications is approximately $1.28 million. Applications will be accepted through October 24, 2022. Interested applicants can access the application here.

Please contact Sarah Smith (she/her), Community Advisory Council Program Manager, at ssmith@willamettehealthcouncil.org with any questions about the Community Benefit Initiative Grant Program.

About the Willamette Health Council (WHC): The WHC is the community governance body for PacificSource Community Solutions, Marion County and Polk County Coordinated Care Organization (Marion-Polk CCO). In partnership with PacificSource, the WHC supports community initiatives that are designed to improve the health and wellness of the Marion-Polk CCO region. The WHC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
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Josie Silverman-Méndez
Deputy Director
Willamette Health Council

The 2021 Community Health Improvement Plan is now available!

funding & grants

The Willamette Health Council (WHC) is pleased to introduce grant and funding opportunities for the Marion and Polk community.  In accordance with our mission, these opportunities focus on improving social determinants of health, health equity, and the quality of healthcare in the Marion & Polk community.

The WHC is using an online platform for grant management called Foundant. Applicants are required to create a new account prior to submitting their Letter of Intent (LOI) or application.

Mini Grants

We encourage applicants to focus on the following priority areas: behavioral health crisis system, housing, and Traditional Health Workers. However, we also encourage applicants to propose creative solutions to the complex arena of healthcare and human services in the Marion-Polk region. The mini grants are noncompetitive awards for up to $24,999. Mini grant applications are available year-round, and awards are made monthly.

Standard Competitive Grants

These grants must focus on one or more of the priority areas: behavioral health crisis system, housing, or traditional health workers (THWs). The Standard Competitive Grants are for projects with a budget between $25,000-$100,000 and are released twice a year.

our new office location

Willamette Health Council is pleased to announce our new downtown office location near Salem Riverfront Park!

205 Chemeketa Street NE · Salem, OR 97301 · 503-584-1303