Improving health access, equity, and outcomes
CHOICE (Community Health Organization Improving Care and Equity) is a nonprofit organization on a mission to transform the landscape of community health in Central Western Washington. We are a partner, advocate, champion, convener, and funder.
The safety, health, and well-being of our region is central to the work we do
(and we love what we do!).
We serve everyone in the Central Western Washington region, which is home to unique and diverse communities in the jurisdictions of Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Cowlitz, Pacific, Grays Harbor, and Wahkiakum counties and the sovereign nations of the Chehalis, Cowlitz, Nisqually, Quinault, Shoalwater Bay, Skokomish, and Squaxin Island Tribes.
What we're about
Promoting health equity
At the heart of our organization is an unwavering commitment to health equity. Our goal is to ensure that everyone, regardless of their background or circumstance, has the opportunity to live their healthiest life. This means addressing disparities and championing fair and just strategies in the ways we support communities.
Improving access and outcomes
We collaborate with local healthcare providers, community partners, and Tribal health leaders to fund and support regional health improvement projects. Through these partnerships, we're actively improving healthcare access, outcomes, and systems of care.
Community-centered approach, always
Our strength lies in the people and partnerships in our region. We are driven by an unwavering belief that community voices, experiences, and expertise contain the solutions needed for local transformation and change.
Accountable Communities of Health (ACHs)
CHOICE is the Accountable Community of Health (ACH) serving the Central Western Washington region.
ACHs are regional organizations that work with their communities on health care and social needs-related projects and activities. Nine ACHs were established by the Health Care Authority to be neutral conveners, investors, and coordinating bodies between the health care delivery system and local communities. ACHs receive funds through the Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP) to transform health systems. We distribute these funds throughout the region to support local health improvement projects.
To learn more about ACHs, please visit the Health Care Authority's website.