Tag: Foundational Public Health


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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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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End of Session Report

Click on the image to download the full 2017 End of Session Report prepared by WSAC Staff. And now, we can finally and officially, Sine Die. Clocking in at 195 days, the 2017 legislative session topped all previous records for the longest in duration. The “session” was actually composed of one regular 105 day session, and three 30 day special
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Foundational Public Health Services Passes the House!    

HB 1432, concerns Foundational Public Health Services (FPHS) and directs Department of Health (DOH) to work with LHJs and develop a shared services project for epidemiology assessment and communicable disease monitoring and response.  It also addresses longer term public health needs through the development of a public health improvement plan. Utilized as a vehicle to discuss FPHS with legislators, advocates highlight

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