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Washington Resources

Trends and Correlates of Child Passenger Restraint Use in 6 Northwest Tribes: The Native Children Always Ride Safe (Native CARS) Project
Examines the use of proper child restraints in vehicles and the additional risk factors present with improper restraint in American Indian tribes in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho, including statistics that compare results from 2003 and 2009. Focuses on a community-based program among tribes to increase child safety.
Author(s): Jodi A. Lapidus, Nicole Holdaway Smith, Tam Lutz, Beth E. Ebel
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 103(2), 355-361
Date: 02/2013
Type: Document
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Washington State Primary Care Workforce: Summary of Physician Focus Group Findings
Presents findings from five focus groups consisting of primary care physicians in five areas of Washington State conducted by the Washington State Office of Financial Management. Assesses physicians' perspectives of factors affecting access to primary care, especially for Medicaid patients, and how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will change the primary care physician's role in the health delivery system.
Author(s): Barbara Matthews, Thea Mounts
Date: 08/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies
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Rural Health Care: A Strategic Plan for Washington State
Explores ways to transform the rural healthcare system in Washington State. Describes the challenges that rural communities face. Provides rural versus urban statistics on reimbursement and special programs.
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Hospital Association
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Solutions in Health Analytics for Rural Equity across the Northwest
Highlights rural health disparities in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Presents data on mental and behavioral health, obesity and physical activity, diabetes, tobacco use, oral health, and demographic factors such as housing, education, and health insurance, among others.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP)
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UW Medicine Connect with a Provider
Offers consultation and medical education to healthcare professionals and specialized clinical care to patients through telehealth. Includes a section on telehealth provider education services listing several Project ECHO videoconferencing sessions covering a variety of health topics. Also, a physician liaison program serves as a resource for referring physicians and other healthcare professionals to address questions and concerns. Programs focus on supporting all communities in the WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho).
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of Washington School of Medicine
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Partnership Access Line (PAL) for Moms
Provides free psychiatry consultation line for providers treating patients who are pregnant, post-partum, or are planning pregnancy and have mental health and/or substance use disorders in Washington State.
Type: Hotline
Sponsoring organization: University of Washington
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Psychiatry Consultation Line
Provides free psychiatry consultation line for providers in primary care clinics, community hospitals, and county and municipal correctional facilities treating adults with mental health and substance abuse disorders in Washington State.
Type: Hotline
Sponsoring organization: University of Washington
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Washington Health Data Visualization
An interactive tool providing access to maps, charts, and graphs on a variety of health data by topic for Washington State and counties. Topics include leading causes of death, opioid prescriptions, opioid morbidity and mortality, immunizations, HIV, social determinants of health, and population characteristics.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Department of Health
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Washington Tracking Network (WTN)
Provides interactive maps, charts and graphs on a wide range of data by county for Washington State. Includes content on health and climate, community and population characteristics, transportation, the environment, and exposure to toxic substances. Covers several health topics including access to care, hospitalizations, incidence of cancer, infectious diseases, maternal and child health, and opioid use, misuse, and related deaths. The Information by Location tool allows users to see rankings for health disparities, and social and economic determinants of health by county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Department of Health
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Washington State Local Health Departments and Districts
Access websites for each of Washington's local and regional health departments.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Department of Health
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Last Updated: 8/31/2021