Gov. Inslee declares April 16 Healthcare Decisions Day

Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed April 16, 2018, as Healthcare Decisions Day in Washington. The day recognized the need for and efforts to encourage individuals to discuss and record choices ahead of time regarding future medical treatment — known as advance care planning — and to have those wishes honored.... Read More >>

Membership updates: 4/19/2018

Legacy Health has appointed Kathryn Correia as its next president and CEO, effective in June. Welcome Kathryn! ... Read More >>

Recent member news: 4/19/2018

Recent member news from the April 19, 2018 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

Opportunities to advance health equity during National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month, and this year’s focus is on partnerships in advancing health equity, which is an important component of WSHA’s strategic plan. Data shows differing outcomes for patients in Washington based on race, ethnicity, language and other social divides, the causes of which must be addressed to deliver safe and effective health care for everyone. ... Read More >>

Read the public health haikus!

In honor of National Public Health Week April 2-8, WSHA invited members and WSHA staff to share haikus about public health! ... Read More >>

Chelan session spotlight — Making a run for it: PHDs and ballot measures

One of the “superpowers” of a public hospital district is the option of utilizing the district tax base to support hospital and community health services. However, it’s hard to ask the community to pay more taxes, and elections aren’t easy to run, especially for public agencies. ... Read More >>

Mental Health First Aid Instructor Certification training available

The Area Health Education Center for Western Washington (AHECWW), in partnership with Highline College and the Center for Excellence Allied Health, will provide affordable Mental Health First Aid training at Highline College in Des Moines June 6-8.... Read More >>

Merritt Hawkins white paper offers overview of psychiatry market

There is a renewed emphasis being placed on the need for broader and more accessible mental health services in the U.S., and a key challenge arises when considering the current state of supply and demand in the field of psychiatry.... Read More >>

WSHA members to partner for free firearm storage giveaway

Seattle Children's, CHI Franciscan Health and Harborview Medical Center's Injury Prevention & Research Center are partnering with other community organizations for a free firearm storage giveaway event from 10am-1pm May 12 in Federal Way. ... Read More >>

Recent member news: 4/12/2018

Recent member news from the April 12, 2018 Weekly Report.... Read More >>

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