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Harborview Behavioral Health Institute offering 2023 monthly series ‘TeleBehavioral Health 401’

Since 2021, the Harborview Behavioral Health Institute (BHI) has offered virtual education opportunities on providing telehealth services to behavioral health patients.... Read More >>

Second Information session for a ‘Journey to Diagnostic Excellence’ Scheduled in January

WSHA had an excellent turnout for our first information session on the Journey to Diagnostic Excellence last week!  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. 5 at 11 am PST here. ... Read More >>

Hospital finances continue to struggle, tis the season to mask up

WSHA held a media briefing this week detailing the results of our third quarter financial survey of Washington State hospitals. The dire financial situation in our states’ hospitals has continued to worsen during the year... Read More >>

Washington State DEI Professionals invited to DEI Roundtables

WSHA would like to invite hospital and health care professionals who lead diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) activities to its DEI Roundtables.... Read More >>

FDA announces bebtelovimab is not currently authorized in any U.S. region

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced bebtelovimab is not currently authorized for emergency use in the U.S. because it is not expected to neutralize Omicron subvariants BQ.1 and BQ.1.1., according to data included in the Health Care Provider Fact Sheet.  ... Read More >>

Washington State’s COVID-19 response website decommissioned Dec. 1

Washington State Department of Health (DOH) decommissioned the Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19) website, coronavirus.wa.gov, Dec. 1... Read More >>

Webinar on implementing a bias reporting system

WSHA will host a webinar from 2-3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 on implementing a bias reporting system. Learn how UW Medicine designed and deployed a bias reporting tool to collect incidents of bias from providers, staff, trainees and students... Read More >>

WSHA to host webinar ‘“Just Culture and the Human Condition – Supporting Health Professionals with Substance Use and Mental Health Challenges’”

WSHA will host the webinar “Just Culture and the Human Condition - Supporting Healthcare Providers with Substance Use and Mental Health Challenges” from 1-2p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, with John Furman, PhD, MSN, COHN-S... Read More >>

Upcoming WSHA webinar to focus on behavioral health needs in pediatric patients

Please join WSHA for our final behavioral health webinar of the year, “How Behavioral Health Conditions Emerge in Children and Youth: An Introduction for All Care Providers,” from 12-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6.... Read More >>

Washington launches the nation’s first crisis line dedicated to American Indian and Alaska Native communities

In November, Washington launched the Native and Strong Lifeline, a crisis line dedicated to serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities. The new crisis line is accessed by dialing 9-8-8, the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, which was established by House Bill 1477 in 2021 and went live in July of this year.... Read More >>

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