Legislative Bulletin

12
Jan

Public Health Crises Embattling Washington

Public health community requests funding from Legislature to strengthen Foundational Public Health Services. There have been a number of communicable disease outbreaks in Washington in recent months, including nearly 80 cases of noro virus in a Spokane homeless shelter in November, over 100 cases of mumps in King County in December, and a current epidemic of influenza across the state,

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10
Jan

What’s the focus for Public Health this session?

WSALPHO legislative priorities and pre-filed PH bills: In November 2016, the WSALPHO Board approved a Legislative Agenda that includes targeted policy and budget items to focus on in 2017. The efforts will be led by WSALPHO’s legislative co-chairs, Jeff Ketchel (Snohomish County), Art Starry (Thurston County), legislative committee members and contracted lobbying assistance from Brynn Brady The top WSALPHO priority

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10
Jan

Public Health is Essential

Public Health is Essential is a campaign for funding that supports core public health services statewide. Within the coming weeks, you may begin to hear the tag line, Public Health is Essential in a variety of media.  This campaign is referring to WSALPHO’s and other public health partners top legislative priority- a state down payment that funds what is referred

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10
Jan

2017 Legislative Session – Why Counties Matter

Counties are the Foundation of Our Communities Counties in Washington State are “but arms or agencies of the state organized to carry out or perform some functions of state government.“ Washington States’ 39 counties deliver both regional and local services. Virtually all programs and services that counties deliver are required by the constitution, laws or rules of the state. What
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