Health Equity Zones

In 2023, the Health Equity Zones (HEZ) Initiative concluded a six-week nomination process to select one rural and one urban zone. A total of 43 complete nominations were received from across 21 counties in Washington. A map of all community nominations can be found below.  



The HEZ Community Advisory Council scored all nominations and convened in-person to deliberate and select the first Health Equity Zones in Washington state, a monumental step in the growth of the initiative. Learn more about the nomination and selection process.