Regional collaboration, local impact
Regional collaboration, local impact.
Who We Are
Health Commons Project is a 501c3 non-profit based in Washington state dedicated to closing health equity gaps in underinvested communities. To achieve our mission, we operate a public health service accelerator funded by Washington State Department of Health (DOH).
Our partners include:
We partner with local leaders, innovators, and funders to build a more responsive and resilient public health system for a changing world, one neighborhood at a time.
We intentionally align our work with the needs of the community; their success is our objective.
We work in the service of local communities, believing that those closest to the problem are closest to the solution.
We embrace bold creativity and thoughtful innovation to cultivate healthy, resilient communities.
We build and earn trust in every relationship, knowing that collaboration and progress move at the speed of trust.
Over 12 Million “high-need” Americans fall through the cracks that exist between healthcare and social services. The lack of integration between these two sectors is the primary driver of human suffering and wasteful spending in US healthcare.
In 2016, healthcare and social service agencies in Washington state were testing new ways to form fully integrated care networks. A group of communities determined that service integration was too complex and too costly to execute alone. Instead of duplicating and siloing efforts, they decided to work together, learn together, and share the costs of developing integrated care networks. Together, they launched the Health Commons Project.