Tag: Foundational Public Health

11
Feb

Investing in Public Health is Investing in Our Future

Like most Americans, investing and thinking about the future is not easy. Investing money now for the future is less appealing and often less feasible when the here and now is full of crises and mandates. Plus, there is the appeal of funding initiatives and priorities that make your communities attractive places to call home. This year, the state legislature

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27
Jan

Measles Outbreak Reinforces Need for FPHS

Preventing, tracking, and responding to costly food or water contamination and disease outbreaks is essential to protecting the public’s health, and a fundamental function of local health jurisdictions.  In western Washington, we are currently experiencing a large measles outbreak. Preventing, tracking, and responding to costly food or water contamination and disease outbreaks is essential to protecting the public’s health, and

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16
Feb

Public Health Workers on the Hill

Olympia - On February 7th, approximately 150 public health workers descended on Olympia to meet with the legislature and discuss public health issues impacting Washingtonians across the state.  The event was organized by the Washington State Public Health Association (WSPHA) and participants included local health jurisdictions, the state department of health, community agencies, advocacy groups, and students.  WSALPHO helped sponsor
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15
Jan

Funding Cuts Threaten Public Health

The public expects that our governmental public health system to be able to respond to and work to protect and improve the health of our residents.  In order to fulfill these expectations—and statutory duties, the system needs a core set of funded services available across the state. Simply put, for public health to work effectively anywhere, it must work effectively

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