Our mission, vision, and values

The Health Care Authority (HCA) purchases whole-person health care for nearly a third of the state's residents. We use our purchasing power to get high-quality care at the best price.

Strategic plan

Our agency 2022-25 strategic plan guides the work we do on behalf of Washington residents, and helps with decisions about budget and policy priorities.


Provide equitable, high-quality health care through innovative health policies and purchasing strategies.


A healthier Washington


  • People first. We put the best interest of the people we serve and our employees first.
  • Diversity and inclusion. We value work and life experiences while practicing cultural humility with the people we serve and each other.
  • Health equity. We help ensure everyone has the opportunity to obtain whole-person health.
  • Innovation. We develop creative solutions and put them into action to improve our processes, systems, and services.
  • Stewardship. We are accountable for the use of resources entrusted to us as public servants.

Strategic goals

  • Ensure equitable access to integrated, whole-person care
  • Achieve value-based care through aligned payments and systems
  • Build person- and community-centered systems