FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 5, 2023
Jenefar de León Cossey
Public Relations Specialist
Yamhill Community Care Awards $3 Million to Local Organizations
Grants support 18 organizations addressing social determinants of health
McMinnville, Ore. – Yamhill Community Care (YCCO) recently awarded more than $3.19 million to 18 local community-based organizations through its aligned Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and Community Prevention Wellness (CPW) Fund initiative; Supporting Health for All Through Reinvestment (SHARE) program; and a general administrative grant to support member outreach during the federally mandated redetermination process, in which members need to renew their Oregon Health Plan benefits.
The 2023-27 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is based on the Community Health Assessment completed in 2022. This is the first year YCCO has held a combined CHIP/CPW grant process to make it more straightforward for community partners. Proposals addressed CHIP priority areas, including nutrition, housing, emergency preparedness, access to health care, transportation, infants and youth, mental health, and substance use. The CPW grants specifically address evidence-based primary prevention projects within the CHIP focus areas.
SHARE is a unique program because it allows for capital investments, which is not allowable for other CCO funding mechanisms.
“We are committed to fostering a healthier and more connected community through strategic investments and collaborations,” said Seamus McCarthy, President & CEO of Yamhill Community Care. “We are proud to partner with this year’s recipients and are excited to see how their innovative and impactful programs make a difference in our community.”
Earlier this year, the YCCO Board of Directors approved additional SHARE grant funding of $609,500 towards the AnyDoor Place Navigation Center, a collaboration between the City of McMinnville and Yamhill Community Action Partnership. The Center will become a welcoming space for our unhoused neighbors to rest, connect to resources, and create a healthy community.
The selection process involved detailed reviews by the CPW Committee and Community Advisory Council, comprised of community members, utilizing rubrics to evaluate alignment with each program’s criteria. The YCCO Board gave final approval as required by the organization’s bylaws.
2023 CHIP/CPW and SHARE grantees:
- Communities United in partnership with United Way: Funds their financial literacy training countywide.
- Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde: Capital materials for transitional housing in Grand Ronde; supporting their Child Development Center in Grand Ronde.
- Dayton Food Pantry: Funding to build a new food pantry in Dayton.
- Habitat for Humanity: Supports three home builds in Newberg.
- Henderson House: Supports their domestic violence survivor advocacy outside of McMinnville.
- Juliette’s House: Supports prevention education programs and the Family Justice Center.
- Lutheran Community Services: Funding for bus purchase for respite transit.
- McMinnville School District: Supports in-school prevention programs and Kinder Readiness transition activities.
- McMinnville Public Library: Supports its Library of Things program in McMinnville.
- Newberg School District: Supports in-school prevention programs.
- Oasis: Supports their childcare center training.
- Operation Generation: Funding to support multigenerational housing predevelopment in McMinnville.
- Willamette Valley Campus: Supports a space for community education and activities in Willamina.
- Yamhill Valley Community Doulas: Supports community education and support groups.
- Young Leaders: Supports furthering their youth development programming.
Redetermination outreach grantees:
- Micronesian Islander Community: Support to train bilingual students to support outreach during Medicaid redetermination.
- Unidos: Supports direct outreach and engagement to Spanish-speakers during Medicaid Redetermination.
- Virginia Garcia: Supports their call center, Community Health Workers, and promotion during Medicaid Redetermination.
About Yamhill Community Care:
Yamhill Community Care (YCCO) is a Coordinated Care Organization that serves Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members in Yamhill County and parts of Washington and Polk County. YCCO’s more than 50 employees are dedicated to improving members’ quality of life by coordinating family support services and effective, integrated, patient-centered health care. YCCO stands out as the only CCO that is also an Early Learning Hub. Learn more at www.yamhillcco.org, and follow YCCO on Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.