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Applications open for Health Equity Learning Cohort

CHOICE is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Health Equity Learning Cohort, a new initiative designed to mobilize communities and organizations to collectively create a shared vision for regional health and well-being.


Over the span of seven months, participants in the Cohort will each receive $35,000 to engage in a journey of listening, learning, and connecting with local leadership and communities. Through monthly meetings and focus area workgroups, we'll work to identify and connect cross-sector efforts and develop 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.

What’s the time 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.

Who can apply?

We welcome applications from a diverse range of organizations representing various sectors who are committed to improving health equity in our region and have a willingness to collaborate and learn with other cohort members.

Organizations 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.

How do I apply?

To apply, organizations must complete and submit the application form on our website by April 15 at 5 p.m.

Learn more

  • Website: Our website also includes evaluation criteria, commitment expectations, and FAQs.

  • Informational webinar: On March 27, from 1-2 p.m., we’ll host an informational webinar to provide a detailed overview of the application process and attendees will have the chance to ask questions. Please send your questions in advance to so that we can answer them during the webinar. Register to attend.



CHOICE (Community Health Organization Improving Care and Equity) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health equity, and improving healthcare access and systems of care in Central Western Washington. We collaborate with local healthcare providers, community partners, and Tribal health leaders to fund and support regional health improvement projects. Our work is guided by a commitment to fairness, justice, and the power of people and partnerships. We believe we can achieve a future where everyone can live their healthiest lives.

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