Legislative Education Day

Anne Burkland, MPA
Board of Directors, Washington State Public Health Association
Government Relations Specialist, Public Health – Seattle & King County
February 1, 2018

Join public health officials from across the state and have your voice heard at our annual legislative education day on February 7, 2018.

Your day will begin with Secretary of Health John Wiesman. You’ll also hear from state lawmakers and your colleagues who are leading the charge for more funding dedicated to public health. You’ll be provided talking points and an opportunity to develop and practice the key messages you want your representatives to hear.

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and after lunch, provided by our generous sponsors, you’ll head up to the Hill to meet with your lawmakers and staff.

Here are some resources to help prepare for the day:



Past blogs

The Opioid Epidemic in Washington
By Ginny Weir, Program Director, Dr. Robert Bree Collaborative

January 1, 2018

The opioid epidemic has impacted every community in Washington State. Across the country, opioid overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death. But some counties are hit harder than others and disparities exist between how racial and ethnic groups are burdened with the epidemic. Solutions must be both based in local communities and supported across the state. Our Washington state opioid response plan calls on all of us, state government agencies, local health departments, professional groups, community organizations, health care systems, and others to work together on priority areas. Read more