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Washington Wellness, Health Care Authority

Washington Wellness aims to improve the health of state employees, retirees and dependents; improve the productivity of state employees; and positvely impact the medical cost trend of state health plans' enrollees



and positvely impact the medical cost trend of state health plans' enrollees.


Washington Wellness s a collaboration between the Governor, Health Care Authority, and Department of Health; and state agency and higher education institutions' senior leadership and wellness coordinators. Program staff reside in the Health Care Authority.  Targeted behavior change goals to achieve the aims are:  completion of health risk assessments; increased physical activity; improved food selection; increased completion of preventive measures; and reduced tobacco use.  These objectives will be accomplished through a systems change methodology which includes engagement and cultural change across several target audiences and the healthcare delivery system.   

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American Stroke Month

May is American Stroke Month!

Partners throughout Washington are aiming to emphasize the ability of all people in Washington to act as "Stroke Heroes" - a campaign started by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.  Being a stroke hero means recognizing the signs and symptoms of a stroke and calling 9-1-1 right away.  Find AHA/ASA's Stroke Month resources here as well as a Stroke Education Toolkit here and join partners in educating communities to recognize a stroke F.A.S.T.

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...activities, best practices, links and resources for the Washington State Diabetes Network to foster collaboration and communication. From a broad array of organizations and people working in public, private, tribal, community and academic/training sectors to prevent and control diabetes and hypertension among Washington residents.
Learn Your Risk for Prediabetes


 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number for people to call for health and human service information and referrals and other assistance to meet their needs, including diabetes prevention and management. Dial 2-1-1 or visit