Secretary's Corner

On behalf of our agency, I am delighted to welcome you to the Secretary’s Corner! I hope you will find this corner helpful in providing perspective on health in our great state.

As background, I have been a strong advocate for patients as an emergency department physician caring for our nation’s veterans in Texas for well over twenty years. It has been an honor of a lifetime.

In caring for patients, I realized health is not only about what happens within the four walls of a hospital or clinic but what occurs in the community. In neighborhoods. In families. In people’s lives.

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Dr. Umair Shah
Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH
Secretary of Health


About the Secretary

Transformational Plan

The Washington State Department of Health’s Transformational Plan reenergizes our commitment to health for all — creating policies and conditions so everyone can live their healthiest lives.

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