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
Changing the Face of Health Care
Empire Health Foundation supports WSU Health Sciences in its ongoing efforts to increase number of Natives in health education, health care practice.
Premera Grant Fund Awards $579,407 to Eight Rural and Tribal Health Facilities Statewide
Awarded projects will increase access to care and advance health equity by addressing disparities in rural communities.
WSU and EHF Partnering for InHealth
Last Friday, the EHF Team proudly presented the WSU Health Sciences Tribal Advisory Board with a grant award of $250,000 in support of WSU's new Indians Into Health Program (InHealth).
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.