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Recent UW and DOH study states WA Notify has saved lives

Ian Portmann | Jun 14, 2021 | Washington

5 Slides Video: Addressing variation in health equity

| Jun 7, 2021 | Washington

From vaccine distribution to access to health care services, there are stark variations in health outcomes based on race, gender, and economic status.  On Wednesday, June 2nd, State of Reform hosted three panelists from Washington State for a conversation on health equity and what we can do to address disparities. ...[ Read More ]

Inslee announces vaccination incentives

| Jun 3, 2021 | Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a suite of new incentives to help encourage unvaccinated Washingtonians to get the COVID shot.     The Washington State Lottery will be conducting a “Shot of a Lifetime” giveaway series during the month of June, working with state agencies, technology companies, sports teams and...[ Read More ]

Public health funding will improve service, outcomes in Washington State

| May 26, 2021 | Washington

Public health support and outcomes are set to improve for all people across Washington state now that Governor Jay Inslee has signed the budget recently passed by the Washington State Legislature. The budget for the current biennium, and future budgets, will allow the Department of Health (DOH), along with its...[ Read More ]

Murray laying the groundwork for public option legislation

Michael Goldberg | May 26, 2021 | Federal, Washington

U.S Senator Patty Murray (D – WA) and U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D – NJ) are asking for input on how to structure legislation to develop a public health insurance option. In a letter addressed to the public Wednesday, Murray and Pallone Jr. wrote that they are requesting information on the...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Lindeblad to retire, Inslee's vetoes, Masking requirements

| May 25, 2021 | Washington

My grandmother would store wads of cash in her box springs because, as a child of the Great Depression, she couldn't trust the banks. I see my children now worried about being indoors without masks. My six-year old isn't able to feel fully comfortable eating inside a restaurant, even one...[ Read More ]

Washington Health Alliance recognized nationally for work on trust

| May 24, 2021 | Washington

Friday, the Washington Health Alliance (WHA) was recognized as a leader in collaborating with organizations across health care by the ABIM Foundation. The Alliance’s Quality Improvement Committee (QIC) is one of several organizations recognized by ABIM Foundation in its new effort, Building Trust, created to enhance medical professionalism and improve...[ Read More ]

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