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Upcoming behavioral health webinar during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

The WSHA Behavioral Health team will host “It’s Not About the Food: Eating Disorder Myths, Misconceptions, and Strategies for Prevention” from 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, March 3, in honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.... Read More >>

SAMHSA grant announcement: Emergency Department Alternatives to Opioids Program

SAMHSA recently announced a grant available to nonprofit hospitals and emergency departments, intending to support those facilities in developing and implementing alternatives to opioids for pain management.... Read More >>

Congratulations to the WSHA Health Equity Collaborative participants

Thirty teams successfully completed a gap assessment, action planning and implemented projects to improve the delivery of equitable care across Oregon and Washington over the past 18 months.... Read More >>

Elimination of DATA-Waiver program removes barrier to providing medication for opioid use disorder

Almost 107,000 people died in the United States due to a drug poisoning in 2021, with 75% of those deaths involving an opioid.... Read More >>

CDC and Bree Collaborative revise Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have CDC and Bree Collaborative have revised Opioid Prescribing Guidelines that include best practice recommendations for acute, subacute and chronic opioid use. The updated and expanded guidelines support WSHA’s aims to ensure equitable access to effective, informed, individualized and safe pain care.... Read More >>

Join WSHA in a Journey to Diagnostic Excellence

We have added a second information session in January before we kick off the collaborative.  If you were unable to attend, please sign up for our second session on Jan. 25 from 3-4 p.m. PST... Read More >>

CDC and Bree Collaborative revise Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have CDC and Bree Collaborative have revised Opioid Prescribing Guidelines that include best practice recommendations for acute, subacute and chronic opioid use.... Read More >>

Ordering Tamiflu through the DOH

Federally recognized tribes and local jurisdictions can request oral capsules of Tamiflu from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH).... Read More >>

Webinar: ‘Student Nurse Apprenticeship Program (SNAP) – Model for investing in future nurses’

WSHA will host the webinar “Student Nurse Apprenticeship Program – Model for investing in future nurses” from 10-11am, Tuesday, Jan. 17, with Brittany Burke, DNP, RN, NEA-BC.  Norton Healthcare’s Student Nurse Apprenticeship Program (SNAP) is the first prelicensure apprenticeship program in the United States.... Read More >>

Three new WSHA Health Equity Workgroups are launching this year

WSHA will launch three new Health Equity Workgroups in 2023. The workgroups will focus on Gender-Affirming Care, Equity Measures and Data Analytics, and Social Determinates of Health.... Read More >>

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