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As you serve your patients and communities in an ever changing landscape, we’re offering a new resource to support your work and help you deliver on the mission to provide the best care to all who need it. We’re pleased to introduce our new monthly podcast, Community Health Commute. We invite you to join us each month for a commute-friendly conversation with a variety of experts delivering best practices, guidance, and insights to strengthen your work. We’re keeping these brief (no more than 15 minutes), so you can listen as you drive, bike, bus, or walk to work.

Ashley Lile, previous Director of Training and Technical Assistance, talked with experts about emerging evidence-based practices, relevant regulatory and policy developments, case studies and more—edited to deliver the most impactful information you need for your practice here in Washington state. The first several months of the podcast will be devoted to COVID-19 prevention, preparedness, and response. We’ll focus on the most up-to-date, emerging information and strategies to help you strengthen your health center operations and capacity throughout the pandemic.

Community Health Commute is hosted on Anchor and available wherever you find your podcasts, including Apple, Spotify, and Google. We look forward to joining you on the road in the coming months. Always free and available 24/7, anywhere you like to listen on our website or stream on your favorite app.

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Episode One: COVID-19: Data Insights

In its inaugural episode, the Association's host and Data Analyst will discuss the state of the State and beyond of COVID-19, data implications and what healthcare systems can do now and in the future to respond to emerging information through the pandemic.


Episode Two: COVID-19: Vaccine Rollout and Early Challenges in Washington State

The COVID-19 vaccine is here, but each State’s approach to continuous planning and allocation differs. Where is Washington in terms of planning and support and how are arising challenges being mitigated? Guests, SheAnne Allen and Jennifer Coiteux from the Washington State Department of Health, discuss what’s happening.

Show Notes

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Episode Three: COVID-19 Vaccine: A Health Center's Approach

Barb Middleton, MSN, RN, Chief Operations Officer from NEW Health, a Washington State community health center, shares her organization’s experience leading up to, and after the release of the vaccine. Barb shares key planning strategies and challenges that have helped or hindered their efforts and celebrates the silver linings. Show Notes


This publication is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,011,178 with 0% financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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