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Health equity learning cohort

Mobilizing communities to improve regional health and well-being.

The Health Equity Learning Cohort is an exciting initiative aimed at fostering collaboration among organizations and communities to collectively create a shared vision for regional health and well-being


Over the span of seven months, participants in the Cohort will engage in a journey of listening, learning, and connecting with local leadership and communities. Through monthly meetings and focus area workgroups, we'll dive into discussions guided by the Vital Conditions of Health and Well-being framework to help us identify and connect cross-sector efforts, ultimately leading to recommendations for a regional health equity improvement plan. This plan will be dynamic, responsive to evolving community needs, and serve as a valuable resource for future funding opportunities and ongoing systems transformation efforts.


CHOICE will award $35,000 to each organization to support their attendance at monthly meetings and engagement in at least one focus area workgroup.

Awardee commitment 

Organizations must have one dedicated person who can commit at least 4-5 hours per month (not including travel) to participate in Cohort activities. Activities include attending monthly meetings (a combination of in-person and remote), as well as contributing to agreed-upon tasks throughout the duration of the initiative.

Key dates

Who should apply?

We welcome applications from a diverse range of organizations representing various sectors such as healthcare, social work, technology, transportation, education, research, workforce development, racial and social justice, and more. Community-based organizations, for-profit businesses, government agencies, policy, advocacy, faith-based, and cultural groups are all encouraged to apply. We are seeking organizations with a commitment to improving health equity in our region and a willingness to collaborate and learn with other cohort members.

Eligibility criteria

Organizations eligible to participate must operate within central western Washington, including the geographic boundaries of various counties and indigenous nations. These include Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties, as well as the Chinook Indian Nation, Confederated Tribes of Chehalis, Cowlitz Indian Tribe, Nisqually Indian Tribe, Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe, Skokomish Indian Tribe, Squaxin Island Tribe, and Quinault Indian Nation.

Application to participate

Which of the below communities are in your service area?
Each organization in the cohort will be assigned to one of two workgroups. If you have a preference, please indicate it here:
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