Tag: Foundational Public Health

4
Mar

Fiscal Committee Cutoff #1

The legislature passed another major milestone on Friday, the date of the first fiscal committee cutoff. Bills had to be moved out of the fiscal committees – House Transportation, Finance, Capital Budget, and Appropriations; and Senate Transportation and Ways and Means – in order to keep moving this session. However, while no bill is ever truly dead until the legislature

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1
Mar

Modernizing Vital Records

An early and long-standing county service has been the responsibility of maintaining vital records. In 1891, Washington State required each county to keep vital records on births and deaths for their citizens. In 1907 the state assumed this responsibility but maintains local programs who operate as local registrars. Vital records (a FPHS focus area!) are reports of all specific vital

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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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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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