Skagit County includes SBHCs in legislative priorities

Cross-posted from  Skagit County commissioners meet with lobbyist firm, set goals

Lobbyists hired by Skagit County met with the county commissioners to update them on potential funding opportunities and gather information on legislative priorities.

Staff from county Public Health and Public Works offered several issues they’re hoping Honeywell can advocate for in D.C. Jennifer Johnson, director of Public Health, said her priorities include the approval of the School-Based Health Centers Reauthorization Act, which lines up with the departmental goal of providing primary care through more of the county’s high schools.

Offering primary care to students eliminates time and transportation barriers to health, she said.

Eight Washington members of Congress have signed on to co-sponsor the SBHC Reauthorization Act of 2019.  Read more here.