All Washingtonians are well served by a health ecosystem that is robust and responsive, while promoting transparency, equity, and trust.
We will align skills, resources, and partnerships to ensure our health systems and infrastructure capabilities are scalable, responsive, and modernized to promote data driven and innovative approaches to improving health. We will build and transform our systems to be accessible and responsive to Washingtonians regardless of who they are or where they live.
- Invest in and support secure and innovative health information technologies and infrastructure supports that will enable partners to access and exchange information that addresses whole person health in a culturally and linguistically respectful way.
- Ensure our public health, health care, and community-based partners and their workforce have the data, technology, and system supports they need to build and utilize connections among health, social, and community initiatives.
- Champion the recruitment, development, and retention of a strong, capable, and diverse and inclusive state, local, and Tribal public health workforce and further policies and efforts that support, invest in, and diversify our health system workforce.
- Strengthen the collection, analysis, linkage, and dissemination of timely, accessible, and actionable health data, guided by community priorities, to inform better community level interventions and initiatives that improve both individual and population health.
- Co-create robust data sharing capabilities and systems with local health jurisdictions, with Tribes honoring Tribal data sovereignty, and other stakeholders to support better detection, understanding, and addressing of the burden of disease and health inequities.
- Invest in and leverage previously developed tools, technologies, and strategies, including newer ones utilized during the COVID-19 pandemic such as interactive dashboards, communications pathways, and geospatial mapping to assist individuals, communities, health systems, and policy makers, to make data-informed decisions to promote health.