WA Portal News & Success Stories
AnnouncementMay 2, 2023
The Prevention Awards of Excellence are an opportunity to recognize individuals and organizations for their dedication and contributions to the prevention field.
Sponsored by the state Health Care Authority, the goals of the Washington State Prevention Awards… more
AnnouncementApr 25, 2023
Bree Collaborative is looking for individuals and teams that would like to participate in a Health Equity Action Collaborative. During the collaborative, participants will receive support in taking their chosen health project from an idea to developing an implementation plan that can be enacted… more
AnnouncementFunding announced for organizations working to support healthy births and expand access to resources for birthing familiesMar 22, 2023
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) awarded Birth Equity Project funding to five organizations serving pregnant and birthing people in the state. These organizations are led by and serve Washington’s Black/African American, African Immigrant, and American Indian/Alaska Native… more
AnnouncementMar 8, 2023
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has released its 2023 Maternal Mortality Review Report (PDF), with findings that behavioral health conditions, including suicide and overdose, remain the leading causes of pregnancy-related deaths. The report is based on reviews conducted by DOH’s … more
AnnouncementJan 25, 2023
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released the results of its annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), which shows how people living in America reported about their… more
AnnouncementJan 10, 2023
The 2023 National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Conference will take place both virtually and in-person, July 10–13, 2023 in Denver.
This year’s theme, Elevating Public Health Practice for Today and Tomorrow, will explore how the local… more
Announcement2023 Collaborative workgroups to focus on diabetes, hospital discharge solutions, perinatal depressionJan 3, 2023
Every year, the Bree Collaborative chooses focus areas to develop best practices and clinical guidelines to improve health care quality, affordability, and accessibility. Potential topics are evaluated based on relevant healthcare utilization, variability, and impact on health outcomes in our… more
Success StoryAt a critical time for youth, this team is making physical and mental health care more accessible to historically underserved communitiesDec 6, 2022
When the state Department of Health's Adolescent and Young Adult Health unit reached out to communities across our state to address health issues for youth, they opened a floodgate. Interest was strong, enthusiastic, and tapped pent-up frustration… more
AnnouncementBREE offers recommendations on Hepatitis C virus, outpatient infection control, and prescribing opioids to older adultsNov 29, 2022
The Dr. Robert Bree Collaborative, which brings together public and private health care stakeholders to identify specific ways to improve health care quality, outcomes, and affordability in Washington State, has recently published recommendations for key health issues. The Bree Recommendation on… more
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.