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Department of Commerce awards $39 million to increase facilities for behavioral health care statewide

The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $39 million in grants to 18 health care providers across Washington, adding needed spaces to help people...Read More

Mass Shootings Work Group focuses on mental health resources in schools

The Washington Mass Shootings Work Group met with educational administrators to discuss school safety and mass shooting prevention on Wednesday at the Clark County Sheriff’s...Read More

Seattle City Council passes gun safety legislation

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed two gun safety bills to thunderous applause Monday in an effort to reduce gun violence in the city. Mayor...Read More

Report: WA ranks high in childhood health, but lags in education

Washington ranks 15th in the nation for childhood well-being according to a new KIDS COUNT report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report ranks...Read More

Congresswoman Jayapal introduces state-based “Medicare for All” bill

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has introduced the State-Based Universal Health Care Act of 2018. The bill would allow states to create their own laws and implementation plans...Read More

Insurance Commissioner provides update on current work, future priorities

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) hosted its Health Policy Round Table yesterday, where it outlined its current work and its legislative priorities for...Read More

CA is considering a bill on childhood mental health services, WA state legislators have noticed

A bill to increase access to early childhood mental health services passed unanimously out of the California Senate Education and Human Services Committee on Wednesday...Read More

King County wins lawsuit, blocks federal government from terminating teen pregnancy prevention program

A federal judge has ruled that HHS illegally terminated a sexual health education grant to Seattle & King County's department of public health....Read More

Proposed Title X cuts could harm over 60,000 Washington women

A report out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee shows the impact on Washington State if Title X funds are cut...Read More

Governor Inslee pushes for mental health system transformation

Governor Jay Inslee met with staff and leadership at Western State Hospital to announce a five-year plan to modernize and transform...Read More