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Gov. Inslee proclaims April 16 Healthcare Decisions Day

Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed April 16, 2018, as Healthcare Decisions Day in Washington. The day recognizes 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 >>

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 >>

Participate in National Prescription Take-Back Day April 28

As the opioid crisis continues to claim lives in our country, please consider participating in National Prescription Take-Back Day, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency. Unused prescription medications can be dropped off at a designated collection site between 10am and 2pm April 28. ... Read More >>

Thank you Safe Table presenter: 4/12/2018

We were pleased to have Dr. Heather Evans from the University of Washington give a presentation at WSHA's Surgical Site Infection Prevention Safe Table April 4! ... Read More >>

National Public Health Week

April 2-8 is National Public Health Week. Spearheaded by the American Public Health Association (APHA), organizations and individuals across the country are participating in activities to build a healthier nation. Each day of the week has a different theme: behavioral health, communicable diseases, environmental health, injury and violence prevention, and ensuring the right to health.... Read More >>

DOH releases state health assessment report

The Washington State Department of Health recently released the 2018 Washington State Health Assessment report. Data shows that Washington State has similar or better health outcomes compared to the rest of the country in many key areas.... Read More >>

Buprenorphine training offered that includes waiver qualifying requirements

Under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000, qualified providers can obtain a waiver separate from the Narcotics Addict Treatment Act to treat opioid dependency with Schedule III, IV and V medications, or combinations of medications approved by the FDA for that indication.... Read More >>

ALTO program proves successful at treating acute pain

The alternative to opioids (ALTO) program, developed at St Joseph’s University Medical Center in New Jersey, has proven highly successful at treating acute pain.... Read More >>

CDC releases Vital Signs on opioids

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its latest Vital Signs infographic. You can use it to initiate conversations about opioid prescribing practices at your facility. ... Read More >>

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