From Inside Olympia: Major funding for mental health and dental access in capital budgets

April 19, 2017

The state House and Senate capital budgets contain major investments for community projects to increase access to mental health services across the care continuum. WSHA is very pleased to see these funding levels that will help spur new services for some of the most complex patients. Both budgets also provide funding for the addition or expansion of dental chairs to certain provider clinics. Dental problems, like mental health, are a top reason why people visit the emergency department. The budgets contain different funding levels for facilities. Click here to read the comparison document.

Also, April 12 was the deadline for most bills to pass the opposite chamber of the state legislature. Click here to see a list of WSHA and AWHPD’s high-priority bills that are still alive. (Chris Bandoli)


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