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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WSALPHO Meets in Chelan for Annual Conference

Chelan, WA – The Washington State Association of Local Public Health Officials (WSALPHO) recently held its annual conference at the Campbell’s Resort in beautiful Chelan from June 5th-7th.  Over 100 local and state public health professionals participated in the conference, representing 32 of Washington’s local health jurisdictions and the State Department of Health. The conference began with a robust panel
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Is Our Public Health on Life Support?

Upcoming Town Hall Events – A series of Public Health budget cuts is forcing our health professionals to ask, “Is Our Public Health System on Life Support?” Join us for these TV Town Hall Events where we’ll discuss that question with health leaders and audience members. Saturday, February 11th 8:30 p.m. after NBA Game on KOMO TV  Sunday, February 12th 2

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Smoking is the #1 cause of preventable death

The WA state legislature is considering joining two other states, Hawaii and California, by raising the tobacco purchase age to 21 years.    On Tuesday morning, the House Health Care Committee heard a bill that would raise the tobacco purchase age to 21 years (HB 1054).  The testimony was strong and included:  Attorney General Bob Ferguson.  Secretary of Health John Wiesman, Brigadier General
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