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Details: Main portal for the Washington State Department of Health. Links to all other content and information about DOH programs.

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COVID-19 :: Washington State Department of Health

Details: Information regarding the 2020 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Washington State, including test results and numbers of persons under investigation (PUIs), resources for local health jurisdictions, healthcare providers, schools and employers.

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Vaccine Information :: Washington State Department of Health

Details: December 31, 2020 - Statement from the Washington State Department of Health; December 23, 2020 - COVID-19 vaccine distribution update from the Washington State Department of Health; December 17, 2020 - Over 1,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses given to high-risk health workers in Washington state as federal changes reduce statewide allocation

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For Public Health and Healthcare Providers :: Washington

Details: Tribal Public Health For more information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus situation, please visit our COVID-19 page . For Public Health and Healthcare Providers

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Choose Facility · WA HEALTH

Details: The solution was designed to meet the needs of both healthcare providers and state or regional public health departments. Learn more. Request access. First Name * * Last Name * * Email * * Mobile Phone * Choose roles for the user. Parent Organization Administrator. Organizational HealthCare Worker.

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Mass Vaccination Sites - Washington State Department of Health

Details: The Washington State Department of Health (DOH), along with the assistance from the Washington National Guard and local and private sector partners, is launching four mass vaccination sites across the state for people eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine under Phase 1A or Phase 1B tier 1 (PDF).. Locations will be appointment only and appointments must be made in advance.

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Licenses, Permits and Certificates :: Washington State

Details: The DOH, Health Systems Quality Assurance response to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak may delay our ability to process paper licensure applications submitted through the USPS. We encourage healthcare providers wishing to obtain a new license in Washington state to submit their application through our online services .

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New, Renew or Update - Washington State Department of Health

Details: The DOH, Health Systems Quality Assurance response to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak may delay our ability to process paper licensure applications submitted through the USPS. We encourage healthcare providers wishing to obtain a new license in Washington state to submit their application through our online services .

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Isolation and Quarantine for COVID-19 :: Washington State

Details: Consult with your local health jurisdiction to determine the best option for your individual circumstances. If somebody does not have a doctor or health care provider: many locations have free or low-cost testing, regardless of immigration status. See the Department of Health’s Testing FAQ or call the WA State COVID-19 Information Hotline.

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Health Equity :: Washington State Department of Health

Details: Health inequities exist when there is a difference in health outcomes across different groups of people, and that difference is caused by something: Systematic (carefully planned) Avoidable

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Vaccine Information for Healthcare Providers :: Washington

Details: This is in addition to populations eligible during phase 1A including health care workers at high risk for COVID-19 infection, first responders, people who live or work in long-term care facilities, and all other workers in health settings who are at risk of COVID-19.

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Public Health System :: Washington State Department of Health

Details: The Department of Health was formed in 1989 to promote and protect public health, monitor health care costs, maintain standards for quality health care delivery and plan activities related to the health of Washington citizens. The Secretary of Health is appointed by the governor.

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Travel :: Washington State Department of Health

Details: For updated CDC guidance on current travel advisories, visit the CDC’s Travel Health page and the U.S. State Department’s travel advisories. For additional information about traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. Department of Health.

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Center for Health Statistics :: Washington State

Details: The Center for Health Statistics collects and publishes critical information needed to help people in Washington live healthier lives. As the office of the State Registrar, the Center is responsible for the registration, preservation, amendment, and release of official state records of all births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages and divorces

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Healthcare-Associated Infections :: Washington State

Details: Revised Code of Washington (RCW 43.70.056) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC 246-440-100) establishes HAI reporting requirements for hospitals licensed by the Department of Health. Hospitals that are reimbursed for care by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are required to report additional HAIs and patient safety

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Public Health Meaningful Use :: Washington State

Details: Public Health Reporting for Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs Email me when this page is updated The expansion and use of electronic health records (EHRs) is a national goal established under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act.

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Healthcare Providers :: Washington State Department of Health

Details: Washington Needs Health Practitioners for the COVID-19 State of Emergency. Health professionals licensed in other states may practice in Washington by registering through the emergency volunteer health practitioner process or by applying for a WA license, which may result in the department issuing a temporary practice permit.

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Health and Safety :: Washington State Department of Health

Details: Children’s Health and Safety. For more information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus situation, please visit our COVID-19 page.

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Drinking Water System Data :: Washington State Department

Details: Washington Tracking Network (WTN) - The Washington Tracking Network (WTN) gathers and analyzes data about environmental health hazards, exposure to hazards, and health outcomes based on exposure. Water system data - (available for download in Microsoft Excel format). Files contain basic data such as water system address, population, connections

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Washington Health Workforce Surveyed Professions

Details: Tribal Public Health For more information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus situation, please visit our COVID-19 page . Home For Public Health and Healthcare Providers

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Sentry Internet :: Washington State Department of Health

Details: Local Health Jurisdictions - Review most recent WFI for your county. Review information for pre-adequacy reports. Get most recent contact information for water systems--addresses, phone numbers. Review Sanitary Survey information.

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Training for Public Health Professionals :: Washington

Details: Learning Management System (LMS) for Public Health Professionals. The Department of Enterprise Service Learning Management System (LMS) is available to Washington State Public Health Professionals. Access is provided to Washington State Governmental Public Health (Department of Health, Local Health Jurisdiction and Tribes).

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Resources for medication and health care centers

Details: The resources in the Emergency Communications Toolkit are intended to be used by public health and emergency response partners during an emergency. Although geared toward media and public information use, some of the tools may be of assistance to a center's staff to help communicate with the public.

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WIC Policy & Procedures :: Washington State Department of

Details: This page contains policies for the Washington State WIC Nutrition Program. If you have questions about policy and procedures, please contact the state WIC office at 1-800-841-1410.

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Training Programs - Washington State Department of Health

Details: Program Approval Process for Training Programs in Suicide Assessment, Treatment and Management. Please note: Beginning July 1, 2017, healthcare professionals required to complete a suicide prevention training must select a course from the Model List.The Department of Health is accepting applications for trainings to be reviewed and approved for the list.

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Drinking Water :: Washington State Department of Health

Details: More than 6.2 million Washington State residents, 85 percent of the state's population, get their drinking water from public water systems. Public water systems and their water works operators are our first line of defense against contaminants getting into our public water supply and people getting sick.

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Community Health Worker Training System :: Washington

Details: Community Health Workers (CHWs) play a critical role in the health of their communities, linking diverse and underserved populations to health and social service systems. Based on their life experiences and roles as health influencers within their communities, CHWs work to reduce social and racial disparities in health care.

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Adverse Events :: Washington State Department of Health

Details: Adverse Health Events and Incident Reporting System. Adverse events are medical errors that healthcare facilities could and should have avoided. The National Quality Forum (NQF) defines these errors, which are also called serious reportable events. There are 29 adverse events listed as reportable errors. The events may result in patient death

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Climate Change in Washington State :: Washington State

Details: At the Washington State Department of Health, we're working with partners to reduce and respond to the effects of climate change on people's health. The information below describes how climate change can have an impact on our health. Taking action today can help protect our children and future generations from the effects of climate change.

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Public Health Laboratories :: Washington State Department

Details: The Washington State Public Health Laboratories (PHL) provides diagnostic and analytical services for the assessment and surveillance of infectious, communicable, genetic, and chronic diseases and environmental health concerns.

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The Office of Drinking Water :: Washington State

Details: Our regional offices provide technical assistance to water systems and local health jurisdictions, implement the state's drinking water programs, monitor water quality, conduct sanitary surveys and special purpose investigations, and review and approve water system plans. View local health jurisdictions map. Eastern Region: Spokane Valley 509

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Office of Health Systems Oversight (OHSO) :: Washington

Details: Health Professions and Facilities. Telehealth Resources; Human Trafficking; Independent Review Organizations (IROs) Office of Health Systems Oversight (OHSO) Investigative and Legal Services; Reports and Guidance Documents. Health Professions Regulatory Activities (UDA) House Bill 1103 Report; Sunrise Reviews. A-Z List; Health Professions

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Hepatitis B Resources - Washington State Department of Health

Details: Information and resources for public health and healthcare professionals on hepatitis B. Includes disease information, the purpose of reporting and surveillance, legal reporting requirements, and resources such as case definition, reporting form, surveillance and reporting guideline, and more.

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X-Ray :: Washington State Department of Health

Details: The X-ray program regulates machine-generated sources of radiation: dental, veterinary, radiographic, fluoroscopic, therapeutic, computed tomography (CT), mammography, and non-medical units for industrial uses. The X-Ray program does not regulate MRI or ultrasound machines, which do not produce X-rays.Visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website for more information about MRI and

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Public Health System Resources and Services :: Washington

Details: The Department of Health works with our state’s 35 local health agencies, Tribal health partners, our healthcare system and others to improve the health of Washingtonians. We offer technical assistance and services to support our public health system in a continuous process of quality improvement and development.

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Blood Lead Testing :: Washington State Department of Health

Details: Healthcare providers are encouraged to use the Department of Health Lead Exposure Risk Index https://fortress.wa.gov/doh/wtn/WTNIBL/ to better understand which areas in their community are at higher risk for lead exposure based on age of housing. Medical Management of Children with Elevated Blood Lead Levels

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Childhood Vaccine Program - Immunization & Child Profile

Details: In Washington State, vaccines are purchased by the state using a combination of federal funds from the national Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program, state funds from the Health Care Authority (HCA), as well as state assessments from health plans, insurance companies and other payers, paid into the Washington Vaccine Association (WVA), an

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Guidelines for Working With Small Numbers

Details: Public Health Assessment for a short discussion of variability in population-based data.) The random variation may be substantial when the measure, such as a rate or percentage, has a small number of events in the numerator or a small denominator. Typically, rates based on large numbers provide stable estimates of the true,

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Health Data Visualization :: Washington State Department

Details: Explore economic and social conditions that influence health status, known as social determinants of health, such poverty, education, limited English, unemployed and uninsured. These are shown by age, gender, race and ethnicity. County, Accountable Communities of Health (ACH) and census tracts are available for viewing.

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Notifiable Conditions - Washington State Department of Health

Details: Information and resources for public health and healthcare professionals on anthrax. Includes disease information, the purpose of reporting and surveillance, legal reporting requirements, and resources such as case definition, reporting form, surveillance and reporting guideline, and more.

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Charity Care in Washington Hospital :: Washington State

Details: Charity Care. The 1989 Legislature enacted RCW 70.170.060, which prohibits any Washington hospital from denying access to emergency care based on inability to pay, or adopting admission policies which significantly reduce charity care.The same legislation directs each hospital to develop a charity care policy. The Department of Health is responsible for rule making and monitoring related to

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Authorization Form for Medical Marijuana :: Washington

Details: The Department of Health has revised the medical marijuana authorization form to support House Bill 1094-Compassionate Care Renewals. A healthcare practitioner can now indicate patient eligibility on the revised form.

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HIV Homepage :: Washington State Department of Health

Details: Radio Story - Love and Health For more information about the 2019 Novel Coronavirus situation, please visit our COVID-19 page . Home You and Your Family

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Tenants and Landlords :: Washington State Department of Health

Details: Landlords must notify tenants about the health hazards associated with exposure to indoor mold and ways to prevent mold growth. Learn more at Renters, Landlords, and Mold. Pests. Mice, rats, bed bugs, and other pests, must be controlled by the landlord before the tenant moves in. The landlord must continue to control infestations except in

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Healthy Fish Guide :: Washington State Department of Health

Details: Health problems associated with eating contaminated fish range from hard-to-detect neurological changes to birth defects and possibly cancer. The developing fetus and young children are most at-risk. Learn more about contaminants in fish and fish advice for women and children.

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Fluoride in Drinking Water :: Washington State Department

Details: You may have heard that the federal Department of Health and Human Services has recommended a level of 0.7 milligrams per liter as optimal for fluoride in drinking water throughout the United States. The State Board of Health, which oversees the state’s fluoridation of drinking water rule, has revised the rule to reflect this new standard.

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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems :: Washington

Details: Every two years, all eight EMS and Trauma Care Regional Councils prepare plans to achieve overall goals within their boundaries, subject to state Department of Health review and approval. Ultimately, the mission of any systemic approach to care comes down to this simple maxim: Get the right patient to the right resources in the right amount of

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Mold :: Washington State Department of Health

Details: Even dry, dead mold can cause health problems, so always take precautions when you suspect mold. Mold is often found in areas where water has damaged building materials and furniture from flooding or plumbing leaks. Mold can also be found growing along walls where warm moist air condenses on cooler wall surfaces, such as inside cold exterior

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Sexual Health Education :: Washington State Department of

Details: Sexual Health Education Rules and Laws; OSPI Reviewed Curricula Reports; In 2008, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Department of Health conducted a review of commonly used sexual health education programs in Washington schools based on the 2005 Guidelines for Sexual Health and Disease Prevention.

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Mobile Workforce :: Washington State Department of Health

Details: Department of Health recognizes the benefits of teleworking, mobile working and home-basing. A mobile workplace gives employees the tools and flexibility to work effectively and efficiently, regardless of location. The Department of Health uses mobile working as a business strategy to:

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