WA Portal News, Events & Success Stories
- AnnouncementNov 8, 2022
To support the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, the Washington State Department of Health needs your help. In 2021, the state Legislature passed a law requiring the Washington State Department of Health to develop standards for crisis call centers to become crisis call center hubs.
- AnnouncementOct 24, 2022
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has updated their school immunization data dashboard to include data from the 2021-2022 school year. The newest data included show that the vaccination rates have remained flat.
“Vaccines remain the single most… more
- AnnouncementSep 22, 2022
The state Department of Health has released its strategic plan for 2022 and beyond: DOH Transformational Plan: A Vision for Health in Washington State.
This plan is a call to action for DOH as we emerge from our intense focus on COVID-19 and look ahead to reimagine public health,… more
- AnnouncementSep 9, 2022
Early and consistent developmental screening helps ensure children’s growth is on the right track. It’s particularly important in light of the pandemic’s potential impact on normal development. Strong Start Universal Developmental Screening System has been created to help increase child… more
- AnnouncementAug 15, 2022
The Washington State Public Health Association (WSPHA) has released this year’s annual conference agenda and extended the deadline for early bird registration rates to August 31.
The schedule includes tracks on workforce development, COVID-19, equity, and much more. The conference… more
- AnnouncementJul 1, 2022
The Washington Tracking Network’s Community Report tool makes it easier to understand the health of your community. The new tool lets you access all the available health measures for a given area, rather than having to select your region on each health measure. This will mean less time wading… more
- Success Story“This is new, eye opening work for this profession. This is changing the way clinics think about taking care of their patients"May 31, 2022
Assisting someone through a healthy pregnancy requires attention to a wide range of factors. Health care providers have become adept at watching and responding to risks from issues such as hemorrhage, diabetes, and hypertension. Yet a state report… more
- AnnouncementNational Association of Chronic Disease Directors shares fact sheets on prevalence of health conditions in U.S.Apr 28, 2022
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors has published its annual collection of fact sheets about the economic and social costs of chronic diseases in the United States and the programs needed to help prevent the diseases. This year’s fact sheets call for increases in funding for… more
- AnnouncementApr 4, 2022
DOH’s Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Toolkit is updated regularly with new documents and materials all in one publication. Bookmark this link Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine - Provider Toolkit and check back often. You can find this communication toolkit and more on the Healthcare Providers… more
- AnnouncementMar 7, 2022
The Washington Tracking Network (WTN) provides health and environmental data through a set of five tools. Recently WTN reorganized its web pages so that information is easier to find, and now includes a video orientation. The seven-minute video takes you through each tool and shows what kinds of… more