Pierce County Health Innovation Partnership

Changes to health care delivery and payment systems through the Affordable Care Act and the Washington State Health Care Innovation Plan (SHCIP) has provided an opportunity for health organizations across the nation to work together to improve public health, and patient care while decreasing health care costs.

To accomplish this, local health care systems, providers, payers, purchasers and public health are working together to transform health in Pierce County.  Together, we will:
  • Create a regional Accountable Community of Health.
  • Develop and implement a coordinated health plan that responds to the health needs of our community.
  • Address barriers and develop solutions to accessing health care.
  • Break down silos that exist between organizations and replace with a supportive, learning culture.
  • Utilize a “collective impact” framework to develop cost effective, collaborative strategies to improve patient care and health.
  • Identify funding opportunities and develop a sustainability plan.

Account Communities of Health Resources

Partners include:
 ACHIEVE  MultiCare Health System
 Amerigroup Real Solutions
 Northwest Physicians Network
 Columbia Bank
 Community Health Care
 Pierce County Medical Society
 Community Health Plans of Washington
 Port of Tacoma
 Coordinated Care
 SeaMar Community Health Centers
 Franciscan Health Systems
 Tacoma-Pierce County Health  Department
 Group Health Cooperative   United Health Care
 Molina   Western Regional Medical Command

Within the next month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is expected to announce a $30 million “Health Care Innovation” grant opportunity to support new payment and service delivery models for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) recipients. We will apply for funding to support local interventions to improve diabetes and depression outcomes in Pierce County.

For more information on this partnership or the CMS funding opportunity, click on the links below or contact Kirsten Frandsen at kfrandsen@tpchd.org or Greg Tanbara at gtanbara@tpchd.org.

We look forward to working with you.

Information about group meetings including agendas, handouts, presentations and more

Local health care organizations, systems, providers, payers, purchasers and public health are working together to improve health care, health outcomes and decrease health care costs

Group Charter
A draft charter that includes our vision, mission, values, guiding principles, and a roadmap of how we will work together

Barriers and Challenges

Anticipated barriers and challenges with potential solutions


An outline of resources needed and offered

CMS Grant Application

Information on the Health Care Innovation grant application

Health Data

Data that will be used to drive our work