What's Happening In Healthland

NW Children’s Fund Hosts Important Conversation on Childhood Trauma and Toxic StresS

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Coming up on Friday, January 29 the NW Children’s Fund is hosting a box-lunch presentation and conversation on effective strategies for dealing with childhood trauma and toxic stress featuring Dr. Linda Chamberlain, founder of the Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project. Joining Dr. Chamberlain will be panelists from Encompass, Sound Mental Health and Wellspring Family Services. This discussion, sponsored by Healthy Gen, will examine interventions and brain-based strategies for addressing the impacts of adverse childhood experiences. Click here to register! Spots are limited and they expect will sell out.

Coming up on Friday, January 29 the NW Children’s Fund is hosting a box-lunch presentation and conversation on effective strategies for dealing with childhood trauma and toxic stress featuring Dr. Linda Chamberlain, founder of the Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project. Joining Dr. Chamberlain will be panelists from Encompass, Sound Mental Health and Wellspring Family Services. This discussion, sponsored by Healthy Gen, will examine interventions and brain-based strategies for addressing the impacts of adverse childhood experiences. Click here to register! Spots are limited and they expect will sell out.

Housing & Homelessness Advocacy Day Coming Soon – Register Now

Every year, the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance organizes one of the largest advocacy days during legislative session and this year will be no different. Advocates for the homeless and affordable housing will take to the halls of the legislature in Olympia on February 2nd fueled first with advocacy training and story sharing. If you haven’t joined this force before, make it this year you link arms with more than 600 advocates calling for an end to homelessness. Also – the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is looking for volunteers to help support the day. To register, volunteer or learn more – click here.


State of Reform Preps Us for the 2016 Legislative Session

The 2016 State of Reform conference was a great introduction to this upcoming legislative session as well as key themes to look for around health care. Several workshops that we attended highlighted the fact that population health is driven by factors outside of traditional healthcare services; a theme that continued in their CHW centered workshop “New Lessons from Community Health Workers” featuring representatives from the Department of Health, Optum, Coordinated Care, and Seattle King County Public Health, three of whom were members of the Statewide CHW taskforce.

We also particularly enjoyed a workshop featuring close partner Robbi Kay Norman “Lessons from Social Epidemiology in Health Care” discussing how the health care system is responding to science pointing to social, personal and non-allopathic influences on health.  Comments coming from Adam Aaseby CIO brought up the Southwest Washington data integration as a model for healthcare reform for population health.

We had a great day hearing thoughtful insights about the current world of health care and getting excited for our upcoming conference that will be held in April!

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