The following “roadmap” was created by Cornerstone Whole Healthcare Organization, INC (C-WHO) in partnership with Valor Health and the Pride in Idaho Care Neighborhoods (PiICN) Consortium with funding from the Cambia Foundation to support other communities across the state and country in developing more inclusive, safe, and culturally appropriate care environments for all marginalized rural community members. Our model demonstration happens to focus on LGBTQ+ patients and neighbors. However, we want to emphasize that
this model is designed to be used with other communities within
rural areas who may face inequity, discrimination, or systemic
barriers to whole health and wellness.
This may include racial/ethnic minorities, migrant farm-workers, individuals with serious mental illness, religious minorities, and others.
The roadmap is intended to present lessons learned, emerging best practices, and resources discovered in the development and implementation of the PiICN model. Our hope is that this information can accelerate the creation of similar neighborhoods of care based on our successes and challenges.