Policy Advocacy & Implementation
The Association represents community health centers and patients at the state and federal policy levels, participating in all aspects of the legislative process to bring quality, affordable health care to underserved people across Washington state.
With our unique lens on community health care and the health needs of low-income and vulnerable populations, we serve as a valuable resource for policymakers and state agencies. Community health centers are on the front lines of many major health issues facing our country, including substance use disorder treatment, depression and suicide prevention treatment, chronic disease management, and mental health.
We provide insight and expertise on decisions relating to Medicaid, behavioral health integration, and the opioid crisis, among many health issues.
Navigating State Policy
Contact Jessica Bateman, Health Policy Associate, for further information.
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