Thank you Coordinated Care!

We are excited to have Coordinated Care as a sponsor for our 2016 conference, The Science of Hope!

Coordinated Care offers free and low-cost insurance for children and adults through the Washington Healthplanfinder, offering a variety of benefits & programs to make sure families stay healthy.


2015 Capital and Operating Budget Insights

On Friday, March the 27th at 11:30 a.m., the House released its nearly $39 billion general fund operating budget for the 2015-2017 biennium. You can view the proposal here. As anticipated, new revenue sources are in the budget for the amount of nearly $1.5 billion. Here is a breakdown of some of what we've been monitoring, with additions from the Senate capital and operations budgets as well as the transportation revenue package:

Learn how you can reduce colon cancer at your worksite!

80% by 2018 Colon Cancer Screening Challenge

Colorectal cancer is a major public health problem. Early screening of colorectal cancer saves lives. “80% by 2018” is a National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) initiative in which organizations sign a pledge to work toward the shared goal of reaching 80% of adults aged 50 and older screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.

The NCCRT is an organization co-founded by the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have two projects in the development stage in Washington State; the Employer Challenge and the State Agency Challenge.

Community Health Workers at the 2015 Legislative Session

Great presentation to the House Health Care & Wellness committee from Kathy Burgoyne, Healthy Gen's Senior Director of Applied Research, and Community Health Worker, Ophelia Noble, from the amazing SW Healthy Living Collaborative. Bringing the heart and science of the amazing work Community Health Workers do everyday to our state's policymakers.

CHEF Leadership Camp Spokane, WA 2014

CHEF Leadership Camp

We're proud to have supported the CHEF Leadership Camp in Spokane, WA for the last 6 years. The camp gives local youth a chance to start thinking about their futures while also having fun and connecting to others their own age.
Holiday Foundation for Healthy Generations

Year in Review: 2014

2014 has been a big year for us at Healthy Gen. We changed our name. Our two-day conference hosted amazing speakers, workshops and over 300 community partners and friends.
Breast Cancer License Plate

Breast Cancer License Plate Auction!

Breast cancer license plates are coming! Use your license plate to support loved ones who are living with breast cancer and encourage others to get screened. Be one of the first 18 Washingtonians to purchase the new breast cancer license plate through an online auction October 16-31, 2014. Plates will display the iconic pink ribbon and include the tagline “early detection saves lives.” Visit the auction website: Breast cancer license plates will be available for purchase to the public through the Washington State Department of Licensing January 2015 for $60. 

To share auction info, please find the attached flyer!

Featured Keynote - Tina Rosenberg

Harnessing Peer Pressure for Behavior Change

We are thrilled to announce Tina Rosenberg, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, winner of the National Book Award and author of Join the Club: How Peer Influence can transform the World, as our keynote speaker Wednesday, September 17th. Join the Club has been hailed as “timely, thoughtful and important” by the New York Times and well-thumbed versions of it have been passed around the halls of Healthy Gen since its publication in 2011.

Tina Rosenberg draws on academic research and stories from her own reporting for her book and her New York Times "Fixes" column for a fresh, surprising, and inspirational talk that will transform the way you think about behavior change. Rosenberg was also the first freelance journalist to receive a MacArthur Fellowship.

Featured Keynote - Governor Inslee

We are thrilled to announce that Governor Inslee will be our featured keynote speaker on September 18th at our conference, Coalescing for Change, to share his vision about improving the health of Washington's children - the true future of our state. The Healthiest Next Generation initiative is one of Governor Inslee's top priorities focused on supporting our communities, schools and early learning centers to be places where all children are eating well and enjoying active lives. 

New Name Launch

Foundation for Healthy Generations was founded in 1974 as Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (CHEF) by a handful of passionate volunteers comprised of some of the leading professional health educators in Washington State. Dedicated to the advancement of health through education, their vision was decades before its time. Over the last decade we have increasingly focused on addressing health inequities as a way to improve the lives of all families, individuals and future generations. Today, our work extends beyond our successful history focused on health education. Our mission moving forward is to create enduring health equity. We unite community wisdom, emergent science, and effective policy to ensure all people have the opportunity to lead healthy, whole lives.