Empire Health Foundation boldly advances health equity in eastern Washington and beyond. As collaborators, we pursue innovative solutions and transform systems to improve health and quality of life.
We invest in programs that aim to reduce—and ultimately eliminate—disparities that are adversely impacting marginalized and under-resourced children, families and communities in eastern Washington.
Improving the quality of life for our region’s older adults by fostering independence, dignity and respect OR Transforming the health of older adults with integrated medication management and health coaching.
Native American Health
Supporting tribal communities as they work to heal from their intergenerational trauma
Assisting our region’s nonprofit organizations with grant writing, training and technical assistance OR Leveraging funds to build capacity and grow resources in the region.
Childhood Obesity Prevention
Transforming the health of children one school lunch at a time OR Helping regional school district partners transform their school meal programs.
Working to measurably prevent the occurrence of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
Transform the health of our region through collaborative partnerships.
Who We Serve
We commit to making health equity the foundation of our work. Our organization is striving to understand and effectively address health equity needs by collaborating with community leaders and organizations, leveraging resources, and building local capacity to measurably and sustainability improve the health of all people.See All Whom We Serve
Latest News from EHF
Celebrating #GivingTuesday 2019
Today, we join Innovia Foundation and thousands of other nonprofit organizations celebrating the global giving movement known as #GivingTuesday. On Giving Tuesday, support the communities of Eastern Washington by donating to a nonprofit that is meaningful to you today.
Medical debts erased for 17,000 former Deaconess, Valley patients
Notices are being mailed to about 17,000 former patients of Deaconess and Valley hospitals who have had medical debts erased as part of a major legal settlement. A total of $47.5 million in debt is being forgiven, said Rebecca Ayer, the company’s vice president for corporate communications.
DEADLINE REMINDER: Rural Facilities Capital Grants Fund RFP Open Until Dec. 2
The October 2019 Request for Proposal (RFP) is open for the Rural Facilities Capital Grants Partnership Fund until Monday, Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. PST. Empire Health Foundation is proud to partner with Premera Blue Cross on this four-year Fund.
Open Enrollment Launches for Better Health Together Navigators
Open enrollment began last Friday, Nov. 1 in Washington and for the Better Health Together Navigators. Now through December 15, Washingtonians seeking health insurance plans for themselves and their families can visit Washington Health Plan Finder to review and enroll in coverage.
October 2019 Call for Proposals: Washington State Rural Facilities Capital Grants Partnership Fund
The October 2019 Request for Proposal (RFP) is open for the Rural Facilities Capital Grants Partnership Fund. Empire Health Foundation is proud to partner with Premera Blue Cross on this four-year Fund, which is intended to support the advancement of quality healthcare in under-resourced communities by making grants to hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other healthcare providers in rural areas of Washington State.
WSHA honors Newport Hospital & Health Services CEO and superintendent with leadership award
The Washington State Hospital Association (WSHA) honored Newport Hospital & Health Services CEO and Superintendent Tom Wilbur with its Joe Hopkins Memorial Award at the its Annual Member Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington in Renton Oct. 9.