Building a Community Information Exchange

Individuals and families often face challenges when searching for and accessing the care that they need to be healthy. Little coordination between medical, behavioral health and social service organizations can lead to individuals and families having to navigate multiple fragmented systems to find the services they need.

HealthierHere, funded through the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL), will be creating a Community Information Exchange (CIE) in partnership with Crisis Connections and WAServes to ensure that all people can access the same opportunities for health and wellbeing and experience similar outcomes by eliminating racial, ethnic, socio-economic and geographic disparities. The CIE will provide centralized, technology-based information and referral services that can help connect individuals with community-based services that provide housing, financial, health and social stability supports.

Join us to learn more

Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) partners and interested community stakeholders are invited to attend an introduction session to the CIE planning process. This introduction will be an opportunity to provide input and learn about the process of developing a new CIE and how you and your organization can participate. Partners may attend either of the available sessions and will then be invited to join monthly Network Partner Workgroup meetings to participate in the design and implementation of the regional CIE.

Introduction sessions:

October 21, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM – Registration Link

October 23, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:30 PM – Registration Link

A community-owned network

A CIE is a network of cross sector partners such as social service, community, tribal, government, physical and behavioral health providers, who commit to coordinating care so that individuals have better access to the care and supports they need to improve their health.

HealthierHere is bringing together organizations across King County to design, develop and launch a CIE for our region.

HealthierHere is building a CIE that:

  • Is a unified network across health and human services providers
  • Is governed by the community
  • Serves the needs of the community (not any one entity or vendor)
  • Is interoperable (i.e., can integrate with other technology platforms)
  • Operates as a public utility
A CIE will provide benefits for King County’s individuals, families, service providers and community as a whole.
Image courtesy of HealthierHere.

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