Category Archives: News

Rural areas in the time of COVID-19: Increased need for crisis services in Klickitat County

Facing the collective consequences of the prolonged pandemic and a lack of resources in rural areas, the need for crisis services in Klickitat County has skyrocketed in recent months, breaking records previously set less than a year ago. With the pandemic and other challenges, Comprehensive Healthcare saw a huge increase in the need for crisis […]

Kennewick School District supports high schoolers with embedded Comprehensive Healthcare therapists

Students returning to school this fall may be navigating a host of new challenges, but at Kennewick School District, a new program of embedded therapists aims to ensure they don’t have to go through it alone. After considering the benefits of providing resources for school-based mental health services, Kennewick School District contacted Comprehensive Healthcare to […]

Shining a light in the darkness: Our shared mission to prevent suicide

By: Jodi Daly, Ph.D., President and CEO Each year, millions of people are impacted by suicide. When you consider that nearly 50,000 individuals died by suicide in the United States in 2019, in addition to an estimated 12 million more who seriously considered suicide, it is impossible to ignore the weight of this public health […]

Auditing: The importance of measuring performance and quality

When you hear the term ‘audit,’ do you think of quality, excellence, readiness, effectiveness and other positives? Here at Comprehensive Healthcare, that’s exactly how we view audits – as important opportunities to evaluate the rigor of our systems and identify ways that we can serve our clients and communities even better. Over the past several […]

Comprehensive Healthcare and Kittitas County Jail partner to expand behavioral health services in county jail

Inmates at the Kittitas County Jail will now have access to in-house behavioral health services provided by Comprehensive Healthcare, thanks to a recent partnership of the two agencies. Comprehensive Healthcare and Kittitas County Jail have had a working relationship for many years. Recently, the jail proposed an expansion of behavioral health services that includes a […]

Comprehensive Healthcare Partners with Camp Hope

In Collaboration with Comprehensive Healthcare, Camp Hope has opened a community resource center on their site located at 2300 E Birch Street, allowing for behavioral health services to be provided on-site to individuals residing at Camp Hope. For Comprehensive Healthcare clients residing at Camp Hope, obtaining transportation to appointments or to pick up medication can […]

PRIDE Month Activities

Here at Comprehensive Healthcare, our daily work centers around mental health. June provided an opportunity for us to join a global movement to advocate and educate our communities on the struggles that members of the LGBTQI+ community face daily and how this can negatively impact their mental health. Comprehensive Healthcare participated in the following activities […]

Corrections Behavioral Health Team Provide Training for Yakima County Corrections Staff

Last month, the Corrections Behavioral Health Team provided training for Yakima County Corrections staff. Sparked by the Disability Rights of Washington’s settlement agreement, our team was able to provide in-person training to the individual squads. Every Department of Corrections (DOC) employee who has direct contact with incarcerated individuals was a part of this process. Four, […]

Coordination of Care is Trauma Informed Care

By: Bonnie Davidson, Hospital Liaison There are six core principles of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC): safety, trustworthiness and transparency, peer support, collaboration and mutuality, empowerment through voice and choice, cultural, historical and gender issues. Trauma-Informed Care has been an important movement moving throughout various agencies and even in private business models. One thing that is often […]

A Day in My Shoes: What it’s Like Being a Case Manager

Hello. I am 28 years old, and mom to a ten-year-old boy. You could say I was forced to grow up at a young age based on my life choices, but I have had so much fun being a parent. Our hobbies include going on hikes, swimming, and going to Lake Chelan in the summer. […]