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Washington State Department of Commerce awards $47 million for behavioral health treatment projects

| May 10, 2022 | Washington

Grants from the Washington State Department of Commerce will fund several projects that will help people with behavioral health issues receive local treatment services. Commerce officials will distribute $47 million to fund 25 projects through its Behavioral Health Facilities program. Grant recipients were awarded funds after submitting applications that were...[ Read More ]

PDA chair advises Whole Washington on gathering support for statewide universal health insurance initiative

| May 9, 2022 | Washington

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) Advisory Board Chair Donna Smith advised Whole Washington members of opportunities to gather the support they need to get a universal health insurance initiative on the upcoming general election ballot Saturday.     Whole Washington held a launch event for its 2022 campaign at the...[ Read More ]

Proposed initiative would facilitate psilocybin use in Washington

| May 6, 2022 | Washington

A Seattle therapist recently filed a proposal for an initiative that would authorize and regulate the manufacture, sale, and use of psilocybin in Washington State.     Leo Russell submitted the proposed Initiative Measure No. 1886 to the Washington Secretary of State, which would allow licensed Washingtonians to provide psilocybin...[ Read More ]

Bereaved parents fight to curb fentanyl use in Oregon

| May 5, 2022 | Oregon

An Oregon couple whose son died from fentanyl use is working to curb rising use of the drug and overdose-related deaths connected to it.     Jon and Jennifer Epstein have been speaking at various community meetings to raise awareness about the detrimental effects of fentanyl. Their son, Cal, died...[ Read More ]

Although reported numbers are unreliable, Oregon health officials indicate rise in COVID cases

| May 5, 2022 | Oregon

While the current case count data is largely unreliable due to several factors, Oregon health officials estimate that positive COVID-19 diagnoses are on the rise. Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Director Patrick Allen updated Oregon Health Policy Board members on case counts Tuesday.   “The nature of the numbers we’ve been...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rep. Kim Schrier discusses the need to lower insulin prices

| May 5, 2022 | Washington

Rep. Kim Schrier represents Washington State’s 8th Congressional District, which includes much of King, Pierce, Kittitas, and Chelan counties, as well as portions of Douglas County. Schrier has recently expressed support for the federal Affordable Insulin Now Act, which would cap insulin costs at no more than $35 per month....[ Read More ]