An Alaska nonprofit organization that provides early education and family programs will continue to advocate for needed funding after Gov. Mike Dunleavy vetoed more than $200 million from the 2024 state budget.     CCS Early Learning Executive Director Mark Lackey successfully advocated to get an additional $5 million for the Head Start program in … Read more

A new committee created to develop long-term strategies to ensure access to behavioral health care for Washington families in the perinatal stage, children, and youths discussed some focus areas during its first meeting on Monday.     The Prenatal to 25 Behavioral Health Strategic Plan Advisory Committee was formed during the 2022 legislative session with … Read more

In this edition of “5 Things We’re Watching” we feature conversations on the future of home-based health care services, the soon-to-launch 988 hotline, and state leaders’ reactions to the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. Thank you for your support! Emily Boerger State of Reform   1. Q&A: Vince Porter, Regence Health Policy Center Vince … Read more