WA Portal News & Success Stories
AnnouncementNov 16, 2023
Work is under way to strengthen the site’s security and functionality, which will require a two-week freeze on any new work on the site. Between November 27 and December 8 all webpages will still be fully accessible and members can continue to log in and access document folders within the team… more
Success StoryOct 19, 2023
In Stevens County six patients receiving care for serious illnesses were advised by their providers to transfer to Spokane in the same month. But after consultations with a palliative care provider in their community, all the patients decided to stay and have their… more
AnnouncementNov 6, 2023
Health practitioners working in chronic disease can get support from Prevention Research Centers (PRCs). The centers are a network of 26 academic research centers that work with local communities to develop, test, and evaluate solutions to public health problems. PRCs conduct community-based… more
AnnouncementHealthcare providers can get trained in the new phase of electronic case reporting here on WA PortalOct 23, 2023
The state Department of Health's Electronic Case Reporting team is offering the first of a series of online training. Electronic case reporting replaces antiquated manual reporting methods like faxing or mailing paper forms, using digital technology for automating disease reporting.
AnnouncementSep 29, 2023
During the 2022-2023 school year, DOH's School-Based Health Center (SBHC) grant program led to over 3,000 medical and 4,000 behavioral health visits conducted at grant-funded SBHCs. The program grants awards for organizations to plan, start-up, maintain operations, or improve behavioral health… more
AnnouncementAug 17, 2023
National CHW Awareness Week is the first ever national campaign with CHWs at the center. The National Association of Community Health Workers has developed this event to increase awareness of CHW identity, roles, impact on communities, and leadership, and to promote policies that respect,… more
AnnouncementAug 4, 2023
Whatcom and southern King County have been selected as the state’s rural and urban Health Equity Zones. DOH will work with tribal community representatives this winter to select a zone for Native communities.
Each area chosen as a health equity zone will receive $200,000 per year for at… more
AnnouncementJul 26, 2023
DOH is one of three states selected by the Early Childhood Developmental Health Systems (ECDHS): Evidence to Impact Center to take part in a multiyear project to advance comprehensive early childhood developmental systems across the state.
As part of the project, Washington will serve as… more
AnnouncementJun 29, 2023
State requirements and best practices that aim to improve the health of infants and parents affected by substance use at birth were announced June 26, 2023.
If there are no safety concerns, state policy now allows substance-exposed infants to receive voluntary wrap-around services… more
Success StoryMay 25, 2023
When someone is diagnosed with diabetes or heart disease, they often struggle with managing their condition. Learning how to track your blood pressure or blood sugar takes time and can feel overwhelming to manage on your own.
The Department of… more