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Janelle Guthrie, Director of Communications for the Attorney General Caring for her ailing father helped Janelle Guthrie understand the importance of supporting caregivers. It also brought Ms. Guthrie, the Director of Communications for the Attorney General's office, to the annual... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2013 at Healthiest State Blog
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Change. For the past 20 years – the Washington Health Foundation has been calling for it, working toward it and innovating to drive it. Change is at the very core of our organization’s DNA. Today…..we are changing. Not our mission.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Healthiest State Blog
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Personal Responsibility- Opportunities and Challenges for a Healthier America by: Greg Vigdor, Washington Health Foundation President & CEO The 2012 presidential election is only a few weeks away and it seems like Barack Obama and Mitt Romney can’t agree on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2012 at Healthiest State Blog
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Avoiding Addictions By: Greg Vigdor, Washington Health Foundation President & CEO Addiction. It is a frightening word and with good reason. Most of us know someone who has battled (or continues to battle) an addiction and we often witness firsthand... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2012 at Healthiest State Blog
Investing in Prevention By: Greg Vigdor/WHF President & CEO "An apple a day keeps the doctor away". "An ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure". You probably know where I’m going with this. If trite sayings and old wives’... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at Healthiest State Blog
Increasing Value in Health Services By: Greg Vigdor/WHF President & CEO "Transforming Health Care". If we had $1,000 for every time a health provider, insurer, politician or government bureaucrat claimed that they were ‘Transforming Health Care’ - our national health... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2012 at Healthiest State Blog
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By: Greg Vigdor Washington Health Foundation President & CEO Looking to improve your own health? Or maybe you’re hoping to improve the health of your family or your community. One of the keys to building better health is learning how... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2012 at Healthiest State Blog
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Promoting Community Health by: Greg Vigdor, WHF President & CEO Here we are at the start of the 8th annual Governor’s Health Bowl. Since 2004 – this signature event of the Healthiest State Campaign has generated more than 25 million... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2012 at Healthiest State Blog
Last week, Governor Gregoire issued Executive Order 12-02 which reinforces our state's commitment to developing and supporting a diverse, inclusive and high performance workforce. While the Order ought to be celebrated, it misses on at least one key point in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2012 at Healthiest State Blog
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By: Greg Vigdor/WHF President & CEO It occurred to me that I should share some observations about the impact of the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act. After all, we have been engaged in health policy and advocacy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2012 at Healthiest State Blog
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The Washington Health Foundation (WHF) wants to hear from YOU! We will be holding a series of "open space" discussions throughout the month of June to help you find succesful solutions to common health care problems. These dialogues will be... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2012 at Healthiest State Blog
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The list of innovative programs, services and events designed and built by the Washington Health Foundation (WHF) is mighty impressive. From the Healthiest State in the Nation Campaign to the Governor's Health Bowl; from our Personal Health Advocate Service to... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2012 at Healthiest State Blog
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Who among us does not revel at the sights, sounds and smells of spring? Gone are the chilly, damp and short days of winter days replaced by sunny skies, warm breezes, chirping birds, colorful flowers and the brilliant light of... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2012 at Healthiest State Blog
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Nearly one-in-three Washington workers is worried about losing his or her job and 54 percent of Washingtonians say they have considered making a job change due to the current economy and tougher job market. This comes from a new survey... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2012 at Healthiest State Blog
We recently shared with you the difficult news of our need to dramatically reshape our staffing model in light of our reduced resources. Despite the grim realities of today’s economic climate - our message remained hopeful. We fully believe that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2012 at Healthiest State Blog
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by Heather Pitre Working at the Washington Health Foundation has been a big part of my life. From 1992 to 1995, I was an employee of the Community Health Access Program, which at that time was part of WHF. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2012 at Healthiest State Blog
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by Heather Pitre, WHF Events and Communications Specialist Yes, we had some snow in Seattle. Some of the outlying areas got a lot, but here in Seattle, it was just a few inches. We don’t handle it too well. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2012 at Healthiest State Blog
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by Heather Pitre, WHF Events and Communications Specialist Change. It's inevitable. It happens, whether we like it or not, often when we least expect it. We can resist it, try to avoid it, but it's going to keep happening. It's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2012 at Healthiest State Blog
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by Heather Pitre, WHF Events and Communications Specialist According to Congress, it costs too much. In a recent post on the Washington Post Wonkblog, Sarah Kiff talks about Congress closing health reform's Consumer Assistance Program. The price tag was too... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2012 at Healthiest State Blog
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by Luz Villa, AmeriCorps Health Promoter, Bridgeport School District Have you ever wondered how you would feel if you could make a difference in someone’s life? I never did! I moved from the big city of Los Angeles, California to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2012 at Rural Health
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by Heather Pitre, WHF Events and Communications Specialist We're back. It's a new year, and it's time once again to make resolutions, try new things, set goals, and participate in our New Year's Resolution Challenge. It's the same fun, free... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2012 at Healthiest State Blog
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by Heather Pitre, WHF Events and Communications Specialist The classic song says, "There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays." That is true for some. Those of us lucky enough to have homes and families we can enjoy may very... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2011 at Healthiest State Blog
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by Melissa Morin, CHES Community Health Promoter, AmeriCorps Member Klickitat County Health Department There are many reasons NOT to exercise: we’re busy, gym memberships can be expensive, the weather or early sunsets keep us from getting outside, or we’re tired... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2011 at Rural Health
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by Heather Pitre, WHF Events and Communications Specialist An article in the Seattle Times today reported that 1 in 7 people in Washington State are currently uninsured. That number is expected to reach 1 million by the end of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2011 at Healthiest State Blog
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by Heather Pitre, WHF Events and Communications Specialist Here at the Washington Health Foundation, Healthy Living combined with Healthy Systems has always been the recipe for the success of the Healthiest State in the Nation Campaign. We believe we need... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2011 at Healthiest State Blog