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 policy-makers 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

Driven to break down barriers that prevent families from living healthy lives, WithinReach advocates for public policy and budget matters that directly improve health outcomes for Washington families. We strive to be a powerful voice in Olympia with elected officials in every corner of the state. Our legislative priorities this year include:

Top priority: Investing in children’s health, wellness and development

Many kids face barriers that hinder their health, development and learning opportunities. Our top priority for the 2019 legislative session is to expand Help Me Grow statewide. Help Me Grow is a comprehensive support system for families, designed to maximize existing resources to ensure everyone feels supported by their community. Families are linked to community-based resources and services so that their children can reach their full potential.

Improving
immunization rates

We support improving immunization rates in Washington, including funding foundational public health services and finding new and innovative ways to increase immunization rates, and we oppose efforts that would weaken existing immunization law.

Improving access to
healthy foods

We support efforts to increase access to healthy foods like fruits and vegetables for people who struggle to afford nutritious foods, including beneficiaries of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

Ensure access to physical and behavioral health care

We oppose efforts to roll back existing health coverage and support finding solutions that ensure all Washingtonians have access to both physical and behavioral health care services.

Increase funding for
home visiting

We support investing additional funding to expand home visiting programs to serve more families in Washington.

How We Help

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