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Experts give update on legislature-funded behavioral health services for youth in distress

| Oct 5, 2021 | Washington

At the Senate Behavioral Health Subcommittee to Health & Long Term Care meeting last week, lawmakers heard an update on partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs for adolescents in the state. Dr. Alysha Thompson, clinical director and psychologist of the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and...[ Read More ]

What You Missed: 2021 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference

| Sep 12, 2021

We hosted our 2021 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference last week, bringing together thought leaders, legislators, and policy experts into multi-silo conversations about the future of health care in Washington.     Too often, those with good ideas for reforming health care don’t have a solid understanding...[ Read More ]

IDM report says Washington in an “explosive situation” for COVID-19 transmission

Emily Boerger | Jul 22, 2020 | Washington

The Institute for Disease Modeling’s latest situation report describes Washington State as being in an “explosive situation” when it comes to COVID-19 transmission. In all areas of the state except Yakima, indicators of viral spread are higher than the previous week.     Similar to the previous IDM situation report,...[ Read More ]

Commerce awards $1.96 million for Spokane Mental Health Crisis Stabilization

| Mar 30, 2020 | Washington

The Washington State Department of Commerce, in partnership with the state Health Care Authority, has awarded $1.96 million to help fund construction of a new 32-bed behavioral health facility in Spokane. Operated by Pioneer Human Services, the Spokane Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Facility will include a medical clearance unit, 16...[ Read More ]

5 Things Washington: Cathy McMorris Rodgers, SEBB update, Morris Pettit

| Aug 15, 2019 | Washington

Early registration for our upcoming 2019 Inland NW State of Reform Health Policy Conference is strong, already exceeding each of our previous six conferences.  Since the agenda is full of the most pressing topics in Washington State health care, and since we try to cover those in this newsletter, you'll see some...[ Read More ]

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers tours local health organizations in Spokane

Emily Boerger | Aug 14, 2019 | Washington

On Tuesday, U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers toured two Spokane community resources aimed at addressing major health challenges facing the region: homelessness and the opioid epidemic.       In the morning, U.S. HUD Secretary Ben Carson joined McMorris Rodgers on a tour of Spokane’s EnVision Center. The center, located just...[ Read More ]