Basic Needs: Freedom from Trauma, Violence, and Addiction

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Website: Roots of Empathy

An inclusive community building that supports children’s well being and breaks intergenerational cycles of violence and neglect. Roots of Empathy can be b...

Chelan County Jail & Reentry Program

“The Chelan County Jail and Reentry Program is a holistic approach to reintegration of incarcerated adults into society. Designed to address the complex n...

Taanvi Arekapudi

Taanvi Arekapudi, a 14-year-old living in the North Sound, is the author of the international Best-Seller, “Uplift Teens Today: Coping Strategies for Ment...

PROJECT LETS | Resource

“Project LETS is a national grassroots organization and movement led by and for folks with lived experience of mental illness/madness, Disability, trauma,...

First Step Act Annual Report

“The First Step Act (FSA or the Act), passed into law in December 2018, was heralded as the culmination of a bipartisan effort to improve criminal justice...

CHART Showing Success in Everett

“CHART (CHronic-Utilizer Alternative Response Team) is a program where people who have been identified as chronic users of emergency services get intensiv...

Grace Program – Whatcom County

“The Whatcom Ground-Level Response and Coordinated Engagement (GRACE) program is a community-based effort to find solutions for individuals who are high u...

Tulalip Tribal Court | Wellness Court

“Tulalip’s Healing to Wellness Court provides the support and resources necessary for our clients to begin living sober lives and reconnecting with thei...

Ear Hustle (Podcast)

“Ear Hustle launched in 2017 as the first podcast created and produced in prison, featuring stories of the daily realities of life inside California’s S...

Skagit County: North Star Project

This resource outlines the North Star Project which aims to better align resources and services to address the complex behavioral health and homelessness challe...

Gender-Affirming Pediatric Care Toolkit

Transgender and gender diverse (TGD) children, adolescents, and their families are increasingly seeking out pediatricians and mental health providers for educat...

PACT (Program of Assertive Treatment)

This website describes PACT (Program of Assertive Treatment), located in Bellingham. PACT is a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals including ARNPs, ...

GRACE and LEAD Programs

Ground-Level Response and Coordinated Engagement (GRACE) program provides intensive support to people who are frequent users of emergency medical services (EM...

North Sound Monkeypox virus resources

Compiled by North Sound ACH staff, a collection of Tribal, state, county, and other public health resources and anti-stigma literature. Updated weekly.

Mount Baker Presbyterian Ministry Update

Kevin Riley of Mount Baker Presbyterian Church describes community outreach efforts including addressing homelessness with a cold weather shelter, COVID vaccina...

#I Can Help

A digital resource to transform how current and future generations of students use social media and digital technology in everyday life to make a positive impac...

Shout Your Abortion

Shout Your Abortion is normalizing abortion and elevating safe paths to access, regardless of legality. SYA makes resources, campaigns, and media intended to ar...

Sex, Race, and Politics in the U.S.

This publication was conceptualized and written in collaboration between the Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WoCSHN) – an online-based, collective organ...

Clergy couple share lived experience

This article describes the experience of a Sedro Wooley, Washington clergy couple overcoming addiction to help the local community. Featuring Kevin and Danielle...

Work2BeWell

Work2BeWell is a direct response to community requested resources after a rise in teen suicides in the Pacific Northwest. Answering the call, former Executive D...

Indigenous Knowledge Library

Indigenous knowledge—also known as traditional knowledge—refers to information, meanings, purposes, and values that Indigenous peoples have gathered, concep...

A Great Divide: LA Equity Index

This resource highlights equity (or the lack thereof) in Los Angeles and maps out important factors that contribute to this challenge, including socioeconomic, ...

COVID-Nomics Mapping

This interactive tool maps coronavirus socioeconomic disparities in LA. It offers exploration by COVID-19 cases, vulnerable renters, proportion of people uninsu...

Do salmon have rights?

This article describes a legal battle between Seattle and the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe alleging that the city’s hydroelectric dams violate the native salmon...

Priorities in Tribal Public Health

This report outlines a series of urgent priorities for strengthening tribal public health, including building community capacity, strengthening local economies,...

LGBTQ+ Health Equity Library

LGBTQ+ people belong everywhere. They deserve to live open, authentic lives without fear of discrimination, harassment, judgement, or violence. Despite decades ...

Pronouns Usage Among LGBTQ Youth

This brief uses data from the Trevor Project’s 2020 National Survey on LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health to further explore pronoun usage among LGBTQ youth. The brie...

CLOUD Opioid Library

This webpage features a searchable library of curated, evidence-based resources on opioids and the opioid crisis.

Opioid Prescriptions Dashboards – ACH

These dashboards contain overdose and prescription data for the state of Washington. They track indicators on opioid prescriptions, overdose deaths, and overdos...

Take Back Your Meds

This website is dedicated to helping people dispose of their unwanted medications with the goal to decrease the number of accidental poisonings occurring in the...

WA Tribal Opioid Solutions

This campaign funded by the Washington State Health Care Authority and was designed to inform and educate Tribal communities about the dangers of prescription d...

StopOverdose.org

This website is a project of the Center for Drug Safety and Services Education (CDSSE) at the University of Washington Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute ...

June 5 Webinar: Trauma Informed Care FAQ

This document provides answers to frequently asked questions about trauma-informed care, including how providers can cope with burnout, how to make the case for...

Six Building Blocks Model (Opioids)

This brief introduces the Six Building Blocks, a team-based intervention for improving opioid prescribing and management. It includes six key work areas that cl...

Collaborative Care Model Brief

This brief focuses on collaborative care, a patient-centered approach that builds on the existing relationship between healthcare providers and patients with me...

LGBTQ Youth Health Equity Data Brief

This report reviews data from 2018 surveys of 10th grade students in Washington on mental health, substance use, abuse, harassment, and bullying. It provides in...

Achieving Equitable Outcomes for All

What is Targeted Universalism? Across people and places, vast disparities continue to exist in our nation—from health outcomes to education, to economic oppor...

didgʷálič Wellness Center

The didgʷálič Wellness Center is an organization that seeks to improve the health and wellness of all individuals suffering from substance use disorders and ...

Health Equity and COVID-19

How we will experience coronavirus was in large part shaped before the pandemic. The policies and systems we inherited have had significant influence on the env...

Belonging and Civic Muscle

Belonging and Civic Muscle is an indispensable vital condition that we all depend on for our health and well-being. Social support through friends, family, and ...

Social Determinants of Health

The Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) is a framework that acknowledges that non-medical factors greatly affect health outcomes. While this concept originated...

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