Washington Connection Community Partnership Program

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Work of the Referral Communications Committee

The Referral Communications Committee, consisting of members from the Department of Social and Health Services, Home and Community Services, Health Care Authority, Health Benefit Exchange and community Lead Organizations have created a Cross Agency Desk Aid to assist our staff and partnering staff in referring clients to the correct agency for the services they seek.

Please see it at http://www.hca.wa.gov/hcr/me/Documents/customer_support_center_referrals.pdf

In addition, the Committee has also created a promotional document meant to help clients navigate the systems to find the services they are seeking. This document is called "How Do I" and can be found at: http://www.dshs.wa.gov/sites/default/files/SESA/publications/documents/22-1574.pdf

Upcoming Events

FREE Washington Connection Community Partnership Trainings

Date City Contact
June 10, 2015 Spokane Leslie
June 16, 2015 Kelso Jarret
July 15, 2015 Toppenish Leslie
July 23, 2015 Vancouver Jarret
August 20, 2015 Tacoma Jarret
August 20, 2015 Wenatchee Leslie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To register for one of the above trainings or receive additional information please contact  your Regional Consultant by clicking on the name adjacent to the training date or by using the email link below.  Please see the  Regional Map to identify your consultant.

 

Region Regional Consultant Name/E-Mail Phone
1- Eastern Washington Leslie.Stickel@dshs.wa.gov 509-227-2227
2- North Kathy.Tan@dshs.wa.gov 206-272-2164
3- South and West Jarret.McGill@dshs.wa.gov 253-476-7040

 

 

 

 

Community Partnership Forum/Webinar | Date TBD

Contact the Program Manager, Stephanie Hill at Stephanie.Hill@dshs.wa.gov  to learn more or be placed on the webinar announcement distribution list.

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Partnership in Focus

Are you a Washington Connection Community Partner?  Does your organization have an inspiring community story  or an upcoming event to share?   Would you like to share your short story here?  Please contact Stephanie Hill at (360) 725-4666 or Stephanie.Hill@dshs.wa.gov  for more information.


Are you a Community-based Organization wishing to provide additional services to your customers?

You are invited to join Washington Connection where people can easily and securely learn about and apply for a broad array of services and benefits online such as:  food, cash, and medical assistance; child care subsidies; long-term care services and support; and drug and alcohol treatment.  Washington Connection also provides contact information and links to other services that require a different application process.

Being a partner, you will: periodically receive updated information related to services or features   supported by Washington Connection, have a local contact for your questions, have the opportunity to attend community partnership meetings, network with other organizations, and provide feedback about Washington Connection.  You may also receive technical assistance and marketing materials as needed.

There are two partnership levels that describe the investment you would make to help applicants.

Service Level 1:

Host Organization (assist with one or more of the following functions)

  • Display posters and printed marketing materials about Washington Connection
  • Provide applicants with access to a computer with an icon to Washington Connection on the desktop
  • Provide applicants with assistance in answering questions about the Washington Connection website

Service Level 2:

Assisting Agency

  • Display posters and printed marketing materials about Washington Connection
  • Provide applicants with assistance in completing and submitting the online application (To protect the confidentiality of client information, Assisting Agencies will be required to fill out a Data Share Agreement and Non-Disclosure forms.)

In addition to choosing a service level, your organization must select the type of access you are able to provide:

  • Limited Access   Your address will not be published.  (Provide access toWashington Connection to your customers only.)
  • Public Access   Your address will be published. (Provide access to Washington Connection to the general public.)

To join, simply go to the Washington Connection  site, look for Register as a Community Partner under the "Community partner resources" navigation panel.


Resources

Contact

Stephanie Hill,
Community Partnership Program Manager
360-725-4666
Stephanie.Hill@dshs.wa.gov

You may also want to visit:

Public Access Directory

Community Partnership Newsletter

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