Healthiest Next Generation Initiative

Every child deserves to grow up healthy. Recognizing that Washington's future depends on the health of our children, Governor Jay Inslee launched an initiative to join with families across the state in making our next generation the healthiest ever.

Washington gets final go-ahead from federal partners to begin next phase of health care transformation

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee and the Washington State Health Care Authority announced today a final contract that ensures the state can continue transforming health care to achieve better health, reward high-quality care and curb health care costs.


Behavorial Health Integration

The State of Washington has committed to integration of medical care, substance use treatment and mental health care. The goal is to improve the care of our clients and patients with the goal of integration statewide by 2020.

To accomplish this the Behavioral Health Integration Work Group, composed of agency employees, counties, BHOs and tribal governments has developed assessments and action plans. They have developed assessments and action plans to accomplish this change.

Inslee and 45 other governors sign Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction

The National Governors Association today announced that 46 governors have signed on to a compact regarding efforts to fight the opioid epidemic. Dr.


Inslee announces appointments to CARE Fund Board to ensure investment in cancer research

OLYMPIA  Gov. Jay Inslee today announced the first appointees to the Cancer Research Endowment Authority Board.

Inslee statement on U.S. Supreme Court decision on Plan B case



Inslee issues directive aimed at reducing lead exposure


Select Committee on Quality Improvement in State Hospitals

Inslee signs updated bipartisan budget with wildfire and mental health funding, says next big lift on education remains

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee today signed the 2016 supplemental budget, which makes modest adjustments to the state’s current two-year budget.

New grant funding helps promote #HealthiestNextGen healthy eating and physical activity efforts in Washington schools

OLYMPIA - A $5 million Healthy Kids-Healthy Schools grant approved by the state Legislature will help

Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee regarding allegations against Planned Parenthood

“Today Attorney General Bob Ferguson confirmed that there is no evidence to support allegations that Planned Parenthood clinics in Washington state were engaged


Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee regarding requests for investigations into Planned Parenthood

“Planned Parenthood provides millions of women across the country access to a full range of affordable health care and family planning services.


Statement from Gov. Inslee on the passage of the 2015-17 operating budget

Statement by Gov. Jay Inslee on signing of bill to create a health care database for patients and providers

Gov. Jay Inslee today signed legislation that is the result of a two-year effort to provide more information to consumers, employers, medical providers and policy makers about buying and using health care.

Governor Inslee statement on Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act passage in Congress

“In Washington state we are making tremendous progress toward ensuring a healthier population with access to better, more affordable health care at lower cost. This week Congress gave us more tools to continue that important work.

Gov. Inslee cites new data showing alarming increase in adolescent use of electronic cigarettes

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee today released new data that shows Washington’s 8th and 10th grade students use electronic cigarettes, or “vaping,” at more than twice the rate that they smoke tobacco.

Gov. Inslee, Washington Healthplanfinder Urge Residents to Get Covered by Feb. 15

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee and the Washington Health Benefit Exchange are urging Washingtonians to sign up for a Qualified Health Plan through by the end of open enrollment this coming Sunday, Feb.

Gov. Inslee continues push for health care cost transparency, reaches agreement for 2015 legislation

OLYMPIA – Consumers, employers, medical providers and policy makers will have the information they need to make informed decisions about buying and using health care under legislation proposed by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Policy Brief: Data Transparency in Health Care

Inslee proposes sustainable, responsible, fair budget to "reinvest in Washington"

Gov. Jay Inslee declared today “it is time to reinvest in Washington” and proposed his 2015–17 budget that makes a bold commitment to education and protects important services hit hard by budget cuts during the recession.


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