Contact: Jan Ward Olmstead, MPA, Public Health Policy and Project Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
In the last Washington State Legislative session, the Foundational Public Health Services policy bill passed into law.
This bill established the Foundational Public Health System (FPHS) comprised of the State of Washington Department of Health (DOH), Washington State Board of Health (SBOH), local health jurisdictions (LHJ), and Sovereign Tribal nations and Indian health programs, as well as establishing ongoing funding to support delivery of services in an effective and efficient manner:
These governmental public health services should be delivered in ways that maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the overall system, make the best use of the public health workforce and evolving technology, and address health equity.
In September of 2018, the AIHC Executive Committee and Executive Director began attending the Foundation Public Health Services Steering Committee meetings to get a broader understanding of the work being done and bring the voice of Tribes and Indian Health programs to the table.
Building on the work from the AIHC Tribal and State Leaders Health Summit last November 2018, AIHC will be convening a Tribal FPHS Summit and then rolling out regional meetings to work to understand and define Tribal FPHS and developing model Tribal FPHS codes as a template for Tribes to adopt or to update codes.
The Tribal Foundational Public Health Services Summit was held on Wednesday, December 11th at the Red Cedar Hall of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe.
Documents from the July 2019 AIHC Newsletter