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Healthier Washington


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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.


  • March 28: Medicaid Transformation Demonstration Forum Wrap Up Webinar, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Register
  • April 5: Healthier Washington Quarterly Webinar: Focus on ACHs, 1 to 2 p.m. Register
  • April 19: Building Community Connections that Support Patients webinar, noon to 1 p.m. Register