Inslee details budget investments to guide transformation of state’s behavioral health system, begin UW partnership

Inslee works to improve Washington’s behavioral health system

2017 legislative session produces major achievements for Washington

Inslee announces 5-year plan to shift civil mental health out of big state hospitals in favor of smaller, community-based facilities

What are hubs and spokes and how can they help fight the opioid epidemic?

New law takes major step in transforming behavioral health care

Productive 2018 Legislature passes big wins for Washington

No longer ‘broken’: Pilot program helps incarcerated women overcome trauma

Inslee statement on unanimous passage of opioid use disorder bill

"I am pleased that the House just unanimously passed

Inslee takes next steps to continue work on opioid crisis

Following up on his executive order in 2016 and 

Inslee forms subcabinet on mental health and substance abuse

Inslee statement on federal opioid public health emergency declaration

"Calling attention to our nation’s opioid epidemic is an important effort.

Inslee signs law to help providers, cities, counties confront opioid crisis

Inslee’s budget proposal fully funds K-12 education, launches overhaul of mental health system

OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday released his 2017–19 budget proposals which include plans for a major overhaul of the state’s troubled mental health system.

Inslee launches executive order to combat opioid crisis

Gov. Jay Inslee issued an executive order today that brings together state agencies, local public health organizations, law enforcement, tribal governments, and other partners to act on opioids.

Washington secures federal support to transform health system, improve behavioral health care and control costs


Gov. Inslee, Executive Constantine take a big-picture, cooperative approach to state’s mental-health system

A task force of experts convened by Gov.

Behavorial Health Integration

Washington is changing how we­­­­ treat and pay for people with mental health and substance use disorders. Treating the whole person—mind and body—is more effective for achieving health. It’s also better for the state budget, because healthier people and communities lead to higher rates of employment, and lower costs in areas such as the correctional system and overall medical spending.

Gov. Inslee is taking several steps to accomplish this behavioral health transformation:

Inslee signs updated bipartisan budget with wildfire and mental health funding, says next big lift on education remains

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee today signed the 2016 supplemental budget, which makes modest adjustments to the state’s current two-year budget.

Inslee appoints Acting Secretary for DSHS, launches national search for new secretary

Gov. Jay Inslee today announced he is appointing Patricia Lashway, Assistant Secretary for the Department of Social and Health Services’ Services and Enterprise Support Administration, to serve as Acting Secretary of the 17,500-employee agency.


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