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WSHA recognizes local leaders in fight against COVID-19

WSHA recognized local health care leaders for their work responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The recipients helped with patient care as well as the procurement and distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and medication. ... Read More >>

The Palliative Care Roadmap is now available!

The Palliative Care Roadmap (PDF) is a publication to help patients, and the people they love sort through the experience of serious illness and conditions.... Read More >>

Resources to address behavioral health impacts on health care workers

Behavioral health impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic have caused a surge in behavioral health symptoms across Washington, which is a trend that is likely to continue.... Read More >>

Infection Prevention Week 2020

We at WSHA want to acknowledge International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW) and the hard work that so many have performed on a daily basis to keep health care workers, patients, and communities healthy. ... Read More >>

Recognizing Washington care improvements during Healthcare Quality Week

During Healthcare Quality Week 2020, Oct. 18-24, the WSHA Safety & Quality team is highlighting key areas of safety and quality work and invite you to partner with us to advance health care in our state.... Read More >>

Safe Deliveries Roadmap launches new collaborative

WSHA’s Safe Deliveries Roadmap program is launching a new endeavor, the Opioid Use Disorder, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Equity Collaborative, to ensure that every birthing person impacted by opioid use disorder and every opioid-exposed newborn is identified and provided with appropriate treatment and services through an equity lens.... Read More >>

WSHA to focus on antibiotic stewardship focus

On Oct. 11, the U.S. Government released the next National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, 2020-2025, presenting coordinated, strategic actions to change the course of antibiotic resistance (AR) in the next 5 years.... Read More >>

Additional availability for youth suicide prevention training

With support from WSHA, Crisis Connections has offered free youth suicide prevention trainings.... Read More >>

Harborview Behavioral Health Institute presents telebehavioral health training series

The Harborview Behavioral Health Institute is launching a virtual telebehavioral health training series for behavioral health providers across Washington State.... Read More >>

Core5 Assessment Tool: Virginia Mason’s lessons learned

Social determinants of health (SDOH) including housing instability, food insecurity and access to transportation, create significant barriers for patients to follow treatment plans. The Core Determinants of Health Screening Tool (Core5) was developed by the Ohio Action Coalition and tested in partnership with the Ohio Public Health Nurse Leaders.... Read More >>

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