Washington State at 2019 National SBHC Convention & Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

Over 60 people from Washington state attended the 2019 National School-Based Health Care Convention in June in Washington, D.C. This was record attendance by far for Washington, an indication of the growing interest and investment in school-based health in our state.

Forty attended a state networking dinner sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and the Washington School-Based Health Alliance. The event was a much-appreciated opportunity to meet and connect with others engaged in school-based health from across the state.

Thirty joined in Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill to advocate for school-based health with all twelve of our Washington members of Congress. It was an energizing day, with many great discussions with legislators and their staff.  So far eight of our members have signed on to co-sponsor the federal SBHC Reauthorization Act of 2019, including Representatives Newhouse (R-4), McMorris Rodgers (R-5), Jayapal (D-7), Smith (D-9), Heck (D-10), DelBene (D-1), Schrier (D-8), and Kilmer (D-6). Thank you for this strong bipartisan show of support for our children and youth in Washington!

Some photos from Advocacy Day: