State Capitol, Olympia
This event is free and lunch is provided.
The day features a brief training for new advocates, a rally on the Capitol steps, and opportunities for you to visit your legislators.
Every child should have health coverage. As a state we’ve made tremendous progress. In early 2007 Governor Gregoire signed the Cover All Kids law. It phases in comprehensive health insurance options under the umbrella of Apple Health for Kids. Watch this video to see the impact Apple Health for Kids is having on kids and families across the state.
The Children’s Alliance and our partners in the Health Coalition for Children and Youth are working every step of the way to make sure the Cover All Kids law fulfills its promise. We’ll continue to pursue policies that will create equal access to care for all children in Washington State.
In doing so, the Swinomish are taking the lead in providing preventive and routine care that’s been blocked for too many years.
The Children’s Alliance enthusiastically supports this action by the Swinomish to improve oral health. As the Tribe has noted, its dental professionals see twice as many patients as average oral health care providers. Hiring a dental therapist is an affordable way to meet the clinic’s demand for routine, preventive care.
Dental therapists will provide care to rural, low-income, and Tribal communities; communities of color; and patients who are publicly insured or uninsured. Currently, these communities and patients are not being adequately served by dentists—if at all. Read more.