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Q&A: Sen. Manka Dhingra on behavioral health

| Nov 2, 2021 | Washington

Sen. Manka Dhingra (D-45th) chairs the Senate Behavioral Health Subcommittee, serves as vice chair of the Senate Law and Justice Committee, and sits on the Ways and Means Committee. During her time in the legislature, Sen. Dhingra has advocated for behavioral health bills, support for domestic violence survivors, and for...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Health policy update, Coronavirus, Sen. Manka Dhingra

| Jan 29, 2020 | Washington

We're in week three of the legislative session. While it's an active one on health policy, it sort of makes the activity of the 2019 session appear all the more herculean. AWHP Exec Director Chris Bandoli said at our recent conference that these short sessions are often the place where...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Sen. Manka Dhingra

Emily Boerger | Jan 27, 2020 | Washington

Sen. Manka Dhingra represents Washington’s 45th Legislative District in King County. Dhingra is the Chair of the Senate Behavioral Health Subcommittee, Vice Chair of the Law & Justice Committee, and is a member of both the Health & Long Term Care Committee and the Ways & Means Committee. She joins...[ Read More ]

Behavioral health highlights in Washington's recently passed Capital and Operating budgets

| Apr 29, 2019 | Washington

Quote from Sen. Dhingra: “Budgets are values statements, and the behavioral health investments made this year sends a clear and strong message to Washingtonians that lawmakers will address the behavioral health needs of people around the state. We are shifting how we talk about and treat behavioral health disorders. “We...[ Read More ]