2017 Advocacy Days & Policy Resources

  • To check on a bill, go to the main bill information site to set up a log-in account. You can then find legislation by bill number, prime sponsor or by topic.
  • Legislative Committees schedules, agendas and calendars
  • To see video, or hear audio, of any legislative meeting or floor debate, go to www.tvw.org.
  • General Information Website for Legislation, here
  • Session Committee Meeting Schedules, here
  • Summary of Introduced House Legislative Bills, here; Senate Legislative Bills, here
  • House Floor Activity Reports, here (shows live status of House floor)
  • Senate Floor Activity Reports, here (shows live status of Senate floor)
2017 Advocacy Days.pdf A Guide to Reading a Legislative Measure.pdf Connecting With Your Member of Congress.pdf The Course of a Bill .pdf How a Bill Becomes Law.pdf 2017-2019 Budget Updates As of April 14, 2017.pdf

Spotlight Award Inaugural Honorees Announced

Collectively identified by the staff at Foundation for Healthy Generations, meet the first five honorees of our annual Spotlight on Health Equity Awards program!

Ijeoma Oluo Writer, speaker and internet yeller. 

Laundry Love Business by day and act of compassion by night.

Margarita Celis Passionate doula supporting women and families.

Marion Lee Creating authentic connections between people and systems.

Nathan Gibbs-Bowling High school teacher and founding member of Teachers United.

Know an individual, organization, or business who is doing work to create enduring health equity?


Spotlight Awards

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our annual Spotlight on Health Equity Awards program! The award recognizes and honors those who are actively creating enduring health equity in Washington State and with a $1000.00 cash prize to be used at the recipient’s discretion – no restrictions or strings attached – as well as a free registration to our annual conference, The Science of HOPE.

The staff here at Foundation for Healthy Generations collectively identified the first five honorees which include a doula, journalist, high school teacher, community health worker and a small business.

We need your help finding the next fifteen awardees. Tell us about the individuals, organizations, and businesses you admire.  Your heroes, the champions that are on the ground removing the barriers to ensure that all people are valued equally and that everyone has the opportunity to attain their highest level of health.  Nominations due by December 12th at noon.

Have a hero in mind? Tell us about them here!

N.E.A.R. Sciences Speakers Bureau

Foundation for Healthy Generations is committed to building awareness of N.E.A.R. sciences. We have expanded this work to include hosting a Speakers Bureau of passionate individuals to increase capacity to disseminate N.E.A.R. education and invite and support powerful partnerships to create enduring health equity.

The Speakers Bureau features ACE Interface education for a cohort of 25 highly motivated individuals, providing an opportunity to further the development of capacity in our state. In the Speakers Bureau we have invested in a group of people who care deeply about health equity and who are working together as educators and coaches to activate, elevate and inform community voice, accelerate its strength through shared learning and N.E.A.R. informed action, and thereby transform community conditions for health.

Members of the N.E.A.R. Speaker Bureau have been trained to present N.E.A.R. science with fidelity and facilitate dialogue informed by and using the N.E.A.R. sciences. These N.E.A.R. Expert Presenters & Coaches use high quality materials that have been approved by content experts, improved through field experience, and proven to be effective with diverse audiences.

We appreciate your interest in the N.E.A.R.Speaker Bureau and helping support awareness, knowledge and application of the N.E.A.R. sciences in Washington. Contact us for more information!