Humboldt County Health Trust

The Humboldt Community Health Trust (HCHT) is an Accountable Community for Health formed in 2017 to support collaboration and integration across sectors to tackle complex community health issues. With an early focus on holistically addressing SUD, the Humboldt Community Health Trust has established itself as a trusted, neutral integrating organization with the experience, resource, and dexterity to lead community initiatives. Recent achievements of the HCHT include the establishment of the Humboldt County Drug Medical Huddle, partnering with RxSafe Humboldt on a state Opioid Safety initiative, and the establishment of North Coast Care Connect (Humboldt County’s Community Information Exchange).

The 16 member HCHT Governance Board includes executive representation from DHHS (Administration, Behavioral Health, and Public Health Branches), Open Door Community Health Centers, the Humboldt IPA, First Five Humboldt, Providence Health, the Yurok Tribe, the California Center for Rural Policy, Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, McKinleyville Family Resource Center, and Community Leaders. The HCHT also supports various work groups that are focused on particular initiatives. Key backbone personnel assigned to the Humboldt Community Health Trust are: Jessica Osborne-Stafsnes (NCHIIN COO) and Klark Swan (Project Manager)

North Coast Resource Hub

The North Coast Resource Hub is an online, mobile-friendly resource guide to help find community resources in Humboldt, Del Norte, and Curry counties. The North Coast Resource Hub is the place to go to find help across a range of needs, from family and children services to food pantries and emergency housing. There is also information and resources for problematic drug or alcohol use and more. The Resource Hub:

  • Is easy to use
  • Customizable to a variety of search criteria (age ,veteran status, LGBTQIA friendly, tribal affiliation, income level, foster youth, geographical location)
  • Can be instantly translated into a multitude of languages
  • Shows you the closest bus route to the service you are searching for.

NCHIIN is pleased to support community efforts to coordinate care for clients with complex needs through the Activate Care platform. Activate Care is a browser-based and mobile friendly platform that has interoperability with NCHIIN’s Health Information Exchange. For more information, contact Kerri Escudero at kescudero@nchiin.org.

The Humboldt RISE (resilience and inclusion through support and empowerment) Project was a five year collaborative effort to support improved health outcomes for substance affected pregnant persons and their infants in Humboldt County. The RISE project leaves a legacy of trainings and materials that can be used in support of this population.