Where We Work | Program
Washington State Health Equity Program
We support rural and urban local health jurisdictions across Washington State to strengthen their programs and services to improve health equity and better meet the needs of their communities.
Local health jurisdictions are the backbone of public health services for counties in Washington State. They support equitable access to health services, guide preparedness and emergency response efforts, ensure community safety, provide health education and coordinate with community partners. In 2020, VillageReach began working with local health jurisdictions across Washington State to improve equity in COVID-19 vaccine coverage.
We have now worked with 16 local health jurisdictions. Since 2021, we expanded to support local health jurisdictions directly in a variety of health topic areas including routine immunization, preparedness, mental health, and climate health. Whether it is understanding community perspectives on immunization, working with local health jurisdictions to develop a five-year strategic plan or digitizing data previously stored in paper records, we provide technical assistance to improve health equity and meet community needs.
How it works:
- From 2020-2023, VillageReach supported 19 counties across Washington State through partnerships with 15 local health jurisdictions. VillageReach currently provides support in 8-12 counties at any given time.
- VillageReach provides technical assistance to local health jurisdictions in the areas of data analytics and dashboarding, data modernization, strategic planning, community engagement, career development, community health assessments, evaluations and after-action reviews, improvements plans, and equity driven program design.
- Our technical assistance covers many health topics, such as immunization, preparedness, communicable disease and infection prevention, epidemiology, and community health.
Counties where VillageReach has worked, 2020-2023
- Local Health Jurisdictions
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