WA Portal News & Success Stories

  • Jan 7, 2022

    The Washington State Department of Health is recruiting young people living in Washington for a Youth Advisory Council. Members of the council will be asked to serve for about a year, and will help the Adolescent and Young Adult Health Unit make programming decisions. More information about… more

  • Jan 7, 2022

    COVID-19 vaccine information is now available online in 40 languages. Access to information will help community members get accurate, timely, and culturally and linguistically appropriate information about the COVID-19 vaccines.

    The new webpages include information on getting a COVID-19… more

  • Jan 3, 2022

    The state Department of Health (DOH) launched Care Connect Washington to support individuals and families who need to remain in home isolation or quarantine due to testing positive for COVID-19, or coming into contact with someone who tested positive—at no cost to the client.… more

  • Dec 9, 2021

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved Washington State’s request for a one-year extension to the Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP). The project supports the work occurring with accountable communities of health, long-term services and supports, improvements to… more

  • Dec 8, 2021

    Beginning Dec. 9, 2021, DOH will start using new race and ethnicity information received from laboratories conducting COVID-19 testing to enhance the race and ethnicity information on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard for cases, hospitalizations and deaths. This is a major… more

  • Nov 18, 2021

    The state Department of Health (DOH) invites applications and nominations to fill community representative seats on the Community Advisory Council for the Health Equity Zones initiative. Please consider sharing the following with community partners who may be interested in joining the new Health… more

  • Nov 5, 2021

    WA Portal partners are having tremendous success connecting with stakeholders and communities in ways that move our state forward in improving health outcomes for Washington residents. These partner pages are a community of health and wellness programs… more

  • Nov 5, 2021

    Recognizing the urgency of the alarmingly high rate of maternal morbidity and mortality in the U.S., the National Academies Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice convened a two-day virtual workshop on Advancing Maternal Health Equity and Reducing Maternal Mortality. The workshop… more

  • Nov 5, 2021

    Behavioral health encompasses a wide range of services, including mental health promotion, substance use disorder prevention and treatment, and recovery support. It is inclusive of all people and their unique needs. There are many benefits to a behavioral health career. Visit www.startyourpath.… more

  • May 18, 2021

    This week, the Governor signed a state budget that makes significant investments in the governmental public health system.

    This system, and public health generally, has long been underfunded, resulting in gaps in the ability to equitably protect and improve the… more