Primary Care Liaisons
In partnership with two Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) in Washington state, we have created a new position, Primary Care Liaison (PCL), within the Aging services network. The PCL’s main goal is to enhance primary care awareness of community resources that support older adults to age in place.
Each PCL connects with clinics monthly and presents information about AAA resources, including evidence-based health-promotion programs serving older adults and their family caregivers (e.g., Enhance®Fitness, Powerful Tools for Caregivers) as well as self-management “flags,” a useful client engagement tool. Our PCLs are building bridges between community and primary care so that every older adult and family caregiver find the support they need to remain in their own home and community.
An easy way to connect patients to AAA resources and services. Connect with your PCL to learn more.
Meet our Primary Care Liaisons…
Breanne Swanson, MS
Representing the Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington (AAADSW) serving Clark, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Skamania, and Clickitat counties. Since 2012, Breanne has worked for AAADSW in multiple roles including case management, teaching classes, leading caregiver support groups, and building a program to provide minor home modifications to promote aging in place. Breanne has a Master of Science in Experimental Psychology from Western Washington University with a focus in gerontology, specifically fear of falling and successful aging of older women. Breanne enjoys helping people find right resources that improve their health, well-being, and quality of life.
Phung Nguyen, MPA
Representing Aging and Disability Services (ADS), the AAA for Seattle-King County. Since 2007, Phung has assisted low-income families, immigrants and refugees, caregivers, older adults and people with disabilities, and homelessness in various capacities between non-profit, government, and healthcare settings.She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from University of Washington and a Mater of Public Administration from Seattle University. As a Vietnamese-American with firsthand experience helping vulnerable populations, Phung believes in listening to what her clients and patients need, not what we think they need. They are why she strives for health equity and social justice in our community.