Health Coalition for Children and Youth

The Health Coalition for Children and Youth (HCCY) is a comprehensive coalition of organizations in Washington State that work to meet the health needs of kids, including medical, dental and mental health care.

Currently the Health Coalition for Children and Youth (HCCY) is supporting legislative action and investments to implement the Cover All Kids Law and provide comprehensive health coverage for every child in Washington.

Coalition History

The Health Coalition for Children and Youth was formed in 1993.

Since then, the Coalition has played a critical role in major advancements for children’s health in Washington State. HCCY helped to reinstate health coverage for immigrant children when coverage was cut by the federal government. HCCY members also collaboratively developed the blueprint for the Cover All Kids Law, passed in 2007.


Members of HCCY include clinics; hospital associations; medical, dental, and mental health care provider groups; faith-based organizations; labor unions; and public health organizations, including government public health agencies.

Member Organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, WA Chapter
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Lung Association of Washington
  • Cedar River Group
  • Children's Alliance
  • Children's Home Society of Washington
  • CHOICE Regional Health Network
  • Communities Connect
  • Community Health Network of Washington
  • Community Health Plan
  • Community-Minded Enterprises - Health For All Project
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Inland Northwest Health Services
  • King County Project Access
  • Lutheran Public Policy Office of WA State
  • March of Dimes, Washington State Chapter
  • Mary Bridge Children's Hospital - MultiCare Health System
  • Molina Healthcare of Washington
  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, WA Chapter
  • National Association of Social Workers, Washington State Chapter
  • Northwest Health Law Advocates
  • Northwest International Health Action Coaltion
  • Public Health - Seattle & King County
  • Sacred Heart Children's Hospital
  • School Nurse Organization of Washington
  • Sea Mar Community Health Centers
  • Seattle Children's  
  • Service Employees International Union 1199 NW
  • Solid Ground
  • Statewide Poverty Action Network
  • Swedish Medical Center
  • Washington Academy of Family Physicians
  • Washington Association of Churches
  • Washington Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers
  • Washington Community Action Network
  • Washington Dental Service Foundation
  • Washington Health Foundation
  • Washington State Hospital Association
  • Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Washington State Nurses Association
  • Washington State Oral Health Coaltion
  • Within Reach (formerly Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies)
  • Yakima County Health Care Coalition
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