For HCFA-WA's 2nd Wednesday Speaker Series presentation of March 8, 2023, our policy team presents current status of existing bills and breaks down what to expect going forward in the legislative session. Guest speakers Lonnie Johns-Brown, Denny Dellwo, Roger Gantz, Emil Chang, and Ron Lovell.
On January 11, 2023, HCFA-WA presented Health Care in Norway. Board member Sherry Weinberg and former board member Ruth Knagenhjelm interviewed a physician, a dentist, and a public health expert, all from Norway. Sarah Kaldestad is a primary care physician in Oslo, Eileen Nøstund, DDS, practiced dentistry for 40 years and Stein Emil Vollset is an MD, MPH, DrPH.
At Health Care for All-WA's 2022 Annual Educational Conference & Meeting, Gary Goldbaum, MD, led the panel discussion “Public Health in an Age of Healthcare Uncertainty” with guest panelists Umair Shah, MD, MPH, Anthony Chen, MD, MPH, and Bruce Gray, MPA.
One of the most important parts of being an ally to transgender people is learning what it means to be transgender. Fran Rourke, a member of the Diversity Alliance of the Puget Sound, an organization by and for gender diverse people joined us to present Navigating Transgender Diversity.
Each of us is working to achieve universal health care, yet we are divided on the best way to change our disjointed system. Ming Chen from the Washington Poor People’s Campaign will lead us in a discussion of the underlying moral values that divide us in some areas…but unite us in others.
Presented by Sam Hatzenbeler, Health Policy Associate with the Economic Opportunity Institute. Guest speakers include Senator Emily Randall and moderator Aaron Katz, Principal Lecturer Emeritus with the School of Public Health at the University of Washington.
Health Care for All-WA welcomes Farhiya Mohamed, Executive Director and Founder of Somali Family Safety Task Force, to our 2nd Wednesday Speaker Series when she addresses Health Equity for Somali Immigrants: Community-based Solutions. Also, meet Mohamed Shidane from the Universal Health Care Commission!
...and what we can do! HCFA-WA Vice President Chris Covert-Bowlds leads this 2nd Wednesday Speaker Series. He is a family doctor and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility climate activist.
Health Care for All - WA invites you to “Meet the Universal Health Care Commission." Join us December 8th for HCFA-WA’s 2nd Wednesday Speaker Series as we talk to UHCC member Vicki Lowe, Executive Director of the American Indian Health Commission of Washington State, on what we can expect from the UHCC, plus video introductions from other UHCC members.
At HCFA-WA's 2021 Annual Meeting on November 13, Dr. Stephen Kemble presents "Insurance Industry Trojan Horses: What's Wrong with HMOs, ACOs, DCEs, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid Managed Care?", followed by Q&A. View a PDF of slides from Dr. Kemble's presentation here.
Katherine Seibel, MSSW, from the Washington state chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness reviews the victories for behavioral health care in the 2021 Legislative Session and address the priorities for next year.
Panel includes Donna Sullivan, the Chief Pharmacy Officer of the Health Care Authority, Jenny Arnold, PharmD, Chief Executive Officer of the Washington State Pharmacy Association, and Janel Jorgenson from the Department of Health’s Office of Immunization.
Vicki Lowe, Executive Director of the American Indian Health Commission of Washington State, presents a fascinating overview of the history of American Indian Tribes and their relationship to the U.S. government from first contact to today, and the impact this has had on the delivery of healthcare to American Indian communities.
Senator Emily Randall (LD 26), Representative Nicole Macri (LD 43), Senator Karen Keiser (LD 33) and Senator David Frockt (LD 46) join Health Care for All - WA’s One Hour Zoom Meeting sharing their “Health Care Victories in the 2021 Legislative Session”
Our One Hour Zoom Meeting of May 12th brought in three public health leaders to discuss the data and disparities that contribute to race-class health inequities:
Bob Lutz, MD, MPH, medical advisor for COVID-19 medical response for the Washington Department of Health;
Heleen Dewey, health equity specialist with the SRHD, focuses on racial equity for better health outcomes;
Amber Lenhart, MPH, worked with the Health Impact Project, and served as the SRHD health policy specialist.
HCFA-WA welcomed Dr. David Belk on our April 14 Zoom meeting. Dr. Belk is the author of “The Great American Healthcare Scam: How Kickbacks, Collusion and Propaganda have Exploded Healthcare Costs in the U.S.”
Members of the HCFA-WA Policy Committee present mid-Session updates on important health care legislation in the 2021 Session, including bills creating the Universal Health Care Commission, improving the 'Cascade Care' plans sold on the Exchange, authorizing collaboration with other states and entities in generic prescription drug and insulin purchasing, manufacturing, and distribution, improving maternal health outcomes, and creating Health Equity Zones.
Speakers: Elaine Cox, OTR, MPP; Consuelo Echeverria - MPH; Ronnie Shure, Pharm BS; Marcia Stedman, President, Health Care for All-Washington; Ash Sasidharan, BS in Computer Science and Engineering; Sherry Weinberg, MD
The Health Care for All-Washington February 10 one-hour Work Group Findings, featuring two members of the Universal Health Care Work Group, Denny Dellwo, former chair of the Washington State House Health Care Committee and Lynnette Vehrs, MN, RN, and president of the Washington State Nurses Association, along with updates from Ronnie Shure, PharmBS and HCFA-WA Vice President, and Sherry Weinberg, M.D. and president of the HCFA Education Fund. Discussions included the findings and how we want the legislature to use the findings to expedite publicly funded universal health coverage in Washington. Q and A followed.