25
Feb

Home Visiting Programs – An Important Additional Service

Public health and Foundational Public Health Services (FPHS) has gotten a lot of attention this session in part to the measles outbreak in our state. A core tenant of FPHS work is to have state funding and where applicable state and local fees cover FPHS work. This is the work of this session; formalize the FPHS framework into statute and

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25
Feb

The Long-Term Care Act is Moving

2SHB 1087, a bill to create what may be the nation’s first long-term care insurance program passed the House with a 63-33 vote. According to testimony at the hearings, 7 out of 10 people over the age of 65 will need long-term case and 90% of those people have no savings to cover it. Legislators are concerned that our aging

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15
Feb

Green Choices for Human Remains Moving Through Legislature

With the first cutoff date quickly approaching it has been interesting to see what bills have had a quick start out of the gate. One of these has been SB 5001 Рconcerning humans remains. Already voted out of the Senate (passing out of Labor and Commerce and then Rules in early February), it is scheduled for hearing and executive session

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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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