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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The 2021 Community Health Improvement Plan is now available!

community benefit initiative grant funding opportunity

The Willamette Health Council (WHC) works in partnership with PacificSource Community Solutions Marion County and Polk County CCO, the local Coordinated Care Organization (CCO), to fund and support initiatives that are designed to improve the health and wellness of the Marion and Polk CCO region. The WHC is pleased to announce that applications for our Community Benefit Initiative grants are now available on our website. Community Benefit Initiatives are evidence-based, community level interventions that are focused on improving population health and healthcare quality.

One of the primary goals of the Community Benefit Initiative is to fund innovative pilot projects that address priority areas identified in the 2021-2025 Marion-Polk Community Health Improvement Plan (CHP). These areas include Substance Use, Behavioral Health, and Housing. The Community Benefit Initiative is also intended to fund projects that improve the social determinants of health and health equity of our community members.

Through the Community Benefit Initiative, the WHC will award a total of $820,000.00 in 2021 for selected projects that meet the required criteria. Applications will be accepted through August 27th, 2021. To complete a grant application, or to learn more about the WHC, click here.

If you have any questions about the Community Benefit Initiative or grant process, please email Rachel Lakey (she/they) at


Justin Hopkins

Executive Director

Willamette Health Council

community benefit initiative reporting

Report Due Dates

  • Progress report 4/30/2021 and 8/31/2021
  • Final report 12/31/2021


Rachel Lakey
Program Manager, Community Advisory Council
Willamette Health Council