Call for Nominations: Warren Featherstone Reid
Award for Excellence in Healthcare
The State Board of
Health is no longer accepting nominations for the Warren Featherstone Reid
Award for Excellence in Healthcare. Nominations closed
May 1, 2013. Click here for
Youth tobacco use on March 13 Board agenda
Youth tobacco use and illegal sales to
minors were a topic of discussion when the State Board of Health met March
13 in Tumwater. Click for the
KOMO 4 coverage.
Also, Health Benefit Exchange Board staff
members updated the Board on efforts to implement
and the Board took action to approve an
oral health proposal for future Board work, and to delay the effective date of the School
Environmental Health Rule, Chapter 246-366A WAC until July 1, 2015.
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Two new members join Board of Health;
Board hears about Medicaid expansion, Agenda for Change
Two new members,
Bessermin of Stevens County and
Thomas Pendergrass of King County, were introduced when the
Washington State Board of Health met Jan. 9 at the Great Wolf
Lodge in South Thurston County.
Gov. Christine Gregoire appointed the pair. Their
predecessors were also honored.
Board members were briefed on Medicaid expansion
efforts under health care reform, and about the
Agenda for Change project to reshape public health in Washington.
Reid Awards go to Olympic Peninsula,
Skagit County recipients
Kristine Locke, a tribal health consultant from
Sequim, and Pioneer Center North, a residential chemical dependency
treatment facility in Sedro-Woolley, are the 2012 recipients of the
Warren Featherstone Reid Awards for
Excellence in Healthcare.
Gov, Christine Gregoire made the selections after
Secretary of Health Mary Selecky made recommendations from
nominations submitted to the Washington State Board of Health.
Locke, whose award was made posthumously, was
honored as an individual. Pioneer Center North was honored as a
2012 State Health Report is available
What's the status of public health in Washington?
What's on the horizon? What are the top priorities? The
State Health Report takes a look at those questions from the
perspective of state agencies involved in public health from a
variety of viewpoints. The report, which the Washington State Board
of Health produces every two years as required by law, charts a
course for discussion of public health issues that affect
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