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.
Health Policy News You Can Use for the week of January 26, 2015.
In this episode of Health Policy News, meet our lobbyist, Erin Dziedzic, and find links to the past week's Community Health Worker and Adverse Childhood Experiences House committee presentations, as well as a list of what we're watching for this week.
Connect To These Resources:Health Policy News You Can Use 1-26-15.pdf
Health Policy News You Can Use for the week of January 19, 2015.
If you would like to follow the Legislative Calendar so you can monitor the cut-off deadlines, need help reading a bill or want to know what we're watching for this week, read the latest Health Policy News for the 2015 Legislative Session.
Connect To These Resources:Health Policy News You Can Use January 19, 2015.pdf
A Guide to Reading a Legislative Measure.
Not sure how to read a bill or want to know more? This handy guide can help.
Connect To These Resources:A Guide to Reading a Legislative Measure.pdf
At a certain point during the Session a "cutoff" date is established for bills to be considered in Committee of the Whole. Absent some extraordinary circumstance, bills still in committee or otherwise missing this cutoff will generally receive no further action during the session. This is the 2015 Session Cutoff Calendar draft until the Legislature adopts formal cutoff dates for the 2015 Session. When it becomes available it can be found here: http://leg.wa.gov/legislature/pages/cutoff.aspx
Connect To These Resources:2015 Session Cutoff Calendar.pdf
Welcome to the inaugural issue of Health Policy News for the 2015 Regular Session of the Washington State Legislature.
The legislature convened at noon on Monday, January 12th and in the next 105 days will tackle many significant issues, including the McCleary State Supreme Court case on education. The McCleary case directs legislators to boost education by billions of dollars by the 2017-18 school year, or face sanctions.
In this week's Health Policy News you will find helpful 2015 Session links for bill tracking, committee meeting schedules, and bill summary and activity reports. We'll be bringing you updates on issues and bills we're tracking throughout this Legislative Session.
Connect To These Resources:Health Policy News You Can Use 1-13-15.pdf
Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (COPC) and its 45 member organizations advocate for policy and systems change. This document outlines the 2013-2014 Legislative Agenda.
Connect To These Resources:COPC_Legislative-agenda-11-29-13.pdf
Julie Peterson, our Senior Director of Policy, was one of five speakers for the Public Health Institute’s ‘Dialogue4Health’ project to present on their webinar “Moving Community Prevention Forward: New Funding Opportunities to Advance Community Health and Equity.” This webinar discusses strategies and efforts to build a system of prevention and clinical integration and ways to advance health equity through community engagement.
Connect To These Resources:Prevention Webinar PPT_2014.pdf
Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition (COPC) outlines policy and systems issues high on its radar with this policy platform.