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 impact fund – grant opportunities

Standard Grants Program – Call for Applications

The Willamette Health Council (WHC) is pleased to announce a second call for applications for the 2022 Community Impact Fund Standard Grants Program. Projects funded through this grant program will help to improve the social determinants of health, health equity, and the quality of healthcare in Marion County and Polk County. Seeking to align with the 2021-2025 Marion-Polk Community Health Improvement Plan, the WHC is accepting applications that support one or more of the following priority areas:

  • Behavioral Health Crisis System;
  • Housing;
  • Traditional Health Workers; and/or
  • The WHC’s mission, which is to improve the well-being of residents in our region by governing our local Coordinated Care Organization, investing in our communities, and fostering collaborative relationships.

Through the Community Impact Fund Standard Grants Program, the WHC will award a total of $500,000 between now and the end of the year. Awards will be between $25,000-$100,000. Organizations interested in applying must submit a Letter of Intent through the WHC’s grant management system here by October 24, 2022. Please contact Josie Silverman-Méndez at jsilverman@willamettehealthcouncil.org with any questions about the Community Impact Fund Standard Grants Program.

Mini Grants Program – Applications Accepted on a Rolling Basis

The WHC is accepting applications for the 2022 Community Impact Fund Mini Grants Program. Awards are up to $24,999. Projects funded through this grant program will help to improve the social determinants of health, health equity, and the quality of healthcare in Marion County and Polk County. Seeking to align with the 2021-2025 Marion-Polk Community Health Improvement Plan, the applications must support one or more of the following priority areas:

  • Behavioral Health Crisis System;
  • Housing;
  • Traditional Health Workers;
  • The WHC’s mission, which is to improve the well-being of residents in our region by governing our local Coordinated Care Organization, investing in our communities, and fostering collaborative relationships; and/or
  • The complex arena of health and social care in the Marion-Polk region.

The grant application can be found here. Please contact Josie Silverman-Méndez at jsilverman@willamettehealthcouncil.org with any questions about the Community Impact Fund Mini Grants Program.

Through September 2022, just over $360,000 in funds remain for this grant program this year.

the 2021 community health improvement plan is now available!

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

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