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)