A healthier Washington starts with nurses and nursing should be at the forefront of statewide efforts to develop new approaches for delivering and paying for health care – that is the goal of the Washington Nursing Action Coalition (WNAC). The Action Coalition is also a part of the national movement to build a Culture of Health, and to improve health, well-being, and equity in health care.
To help ensure that nurses contribute as leading partners in our state’s plan for transforming the health care system, WCN and WNAC have teamed up with the Washington State Health Care Authority and other key groups. We are also engaged in the Accountable Communities of Health— regional multi-sector partnerships that are focusing on social determinants of health, clinical-community linkages, and whole-person care, to improve health for all Washingtonians.
Dorene Hersh, MSN, RN
Chief of Nursing, Public Health Seattle-King County
Katie Eilers, MPH, MSN, RN
Director, Office of Family and Community Health Improvement, Prevention and Community Health Washington State Department of Health
Sofia Aragon, JD, BSN, RN
Executive Director, Washington Center for Nursing