Why paying providers differently improves health (and how we’re doing it)

At a fundamental level, everyone agrees that the purpose of our healthcare system is to improve people’s health. But, the financial systems and incentives in place are often at odds with that goal. The King County Accountable Community of Health is one of nine regional entities across our state established to improve our health care […]

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What if a health worker came to you? And spoke your language?

On this Monday afternoon at the community room at Southwood Square in Kent, Natalie Kotar brings out her whiteboard and begins a conversation about healthy drinks—all in Russian. Here, she’s known as Natasha, an affectionate nickname in Russian for Natalie. The seniors living here have met in the community room, a few feet from the […]

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A way forward: Sowing community solutions in the Chinatown-International District

In the first of a three-part series on health in the Chinatown-International District, we learned that data pointed to some unexpected findings: – Diabetes is the leading cause of death; – The neighborhood has experienced a 64% increase in young children since 2010; and, – More people report having poor mental health than anywhere else […]

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