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.

Visual representation of our mission, vision, and values described on this page. In blue and green with an evergreen tree background.


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