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Op-ed: It’s 2020 and there’s a pandemic, is Governmental Public Health the Community’s Chief Health Strategist?

In 2014 I was the administrator of the Grant County Health District and Paj Nandi sent me the seminal document prepared by Resolve as part...Read More

Op-ed: Local life science industry contributions to COVID-19 response

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the country, Washington is making progress toward recovery. Our state was ground zero for the first confirmed case in the...Read More

WPC Report: “Making COVID-19 health care reforms permanent in Washington state”

To prepare for a potential surge in cases, the COVID-19 pandemic quickly ushered in changes to Washington State’s health care delivery system. A new policy...Read More

Op-ed: Supporting people’s health through a long-term state Recovery Rebate

Cash stimulus is a powerful health policy solution to economic hardship, and is all the more critical as hundreds of thousands of Washingtonians lose their...Read More

Letter to the Editor: Pointing the finger in the wrong direction on prescription drug prices

Matt Degooyer’s recent op-ed, “Addressing barriers to accessing biosimilars could help save Washington’s most vulnerable patients,” presents a misleading view regarding which parties in the prescription...Read More

New analysis shows pronounced racial inequities among COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths

Seattle & King County is releasing updated data on COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths by race and ethnicity. The data shows that rates of confirmed COVID-19 cases...Read More

Op-ed: Addressing barriers to accessing biosimilars could help save Washington’s most vulnerable patients

What if I told you that there are safe, effective, and cheaper alternatives to mind-numbingly expensive treatments for cancer, kidney and autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s...Read More

Poll: A majority of Washingtonians prioritize public health over the economy

In a new Crosscut/Elway Poll on Washington State’s COVID-19 response, a majority of respondents prioritized public health outcomes over economic outcomes.   We’ve been seeing a...Read More

Officials provide update on COVID-19 related prison disruption

In a press conference this afternoon, Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) Secretary Steve Sinclair and Governor Jay Inslee addressed the disruption which took place...Read More

Caregiving in the era of COVID-19

Even in ordinary times, the more than 840,000 unpaid family caregivers in Washington State face a daunting set of daily tasks. Oftentimes with little or...Read More