Programs & initiatives

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Healthier Washington

Healthier Washington will help people experience better health throughout their lives and receive better—and more affordable—care when they need it.

Announcement: The state and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have agreed on a final contract for a five-year, $1.5 billion Medicaid Transformation demonstration.


  • Building healthier communities through a collaborative regional approach.
  • Integrating how we meet physical and behavioral health needs so that health care focuses on the whole person.
  • Improving how we pay for services by rewarding quality over quantity.