Advocacy

We advocate for long-lasting health solutions so that all children, families and communities may flourish.

We Believe, So We Act

We believe all families deserve to be healthy. WithinReach leads a collaborative effort with key partners, providers and policymakers to connect community health and social service systems together so that we can serve families better. By identifying the barriers and inefficiencies in these systems, we are able to build policies that improve the whole system.

Legislative Priorities

WithinReach knows that structural racism significantly harms individuals, families and community health and well-being. As part of our legislative advocacy, we commit to proactively identifying and dismantling racist structures and policies, to reduce the social injustice and health disparities experienced by Black, Indigenous and Families of Color in Washington State. This commitment drives our legislative priorities this year, which include:

Dismantling Systemic Racism and Advancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We believe that all families deserve to be healthy. We acknowledge that race is the leading predictor of health disparities in our community, and that structural racism intentionally limits opportunities for people of color and significantly harms individual, family and community health and well-being. We support policy and budget solutions that identify and dismantle racist structures and reduce the social injustice and health disparities experienced by Black, Indigenous and Families of Color in Washington State.

Improve Overall Health and Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a devastating toll on the health and livelihood of individuals and families across Washington. We support efforts to build responsive programs and initiatives that make it easier for all families to access and benefit from the health resources and community supports they need to stay healthy and safe, and ultimately recover from the public health emergency. Such efforts include supporting a high-quality quarantine support program for people who need extra help while isolating to help prevent the spread of COVID-19; ensuring our state distributes vaccines to individuals and communities throughout the state using and equity lens; and building the systems and programs needed for families to recover from this crisis.

Building A System Of Supports So Families Can Thrive

Many kids face barriers that hinder their health, development, and learning opportunities. As the state affiliate for Help Me Grow, we believe it is critical to have robust services and community resources available that help children grow and families thrive. This includes ensuring there are programs to support early learning and child development, address food insecurity, improve access to health care, and more.

How We Help

Learn more about how we serve families, strengthen communities and advocate for change.