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NEW POLL: WASHINGTON VOTERS SUPPORT DENTAL THERAPY

Washington voters support the Legislature authorizing dental therapy this year, according to a statewide poll released today by the Washington Dental Access Campaign.

The state legislature is currently considering House Bill 1317, a measure that would allow dental therapists to practice and be trained in Washington state.

The poll, conducted by Patinkin Research Strategies March 7-11, shows 62 percent of Washington voters in support of dental therapy to provide routine, preventive oral health care.

CHILD CARE ACCESS NOW ACT PASSES STATE HOUSE WITH STRONG BIPARTISAN SUPPORT

OLYMPIA – A key piece of legislation for babies, toddlers, preschool-age kids and their families took a step forward yesterday with the passage of the Washington Child Care Access Now Act (HB 1344), with strong bipartisan support in the state House of Representatives. “This bill is a triple win: for kids, families and communities,” said Jon Gould, deputy director of Children’s Alliance. “HB 1344 envisions a brighter day, one in which Washington families no longer struggle with the high costs of child care.”

WASHINGTON RANKS AS A TOP STATE FOR BABIES

Washington ranks as a top state for babies, according to a report released today by early childhood development nonprofit ZERO TO THREE and children’s research organization Child Trends. The State of Babies Yearbook: 2019 is a first-of-its-kind resource that looks holistically at the well-being of America’s babies, providing a national snapshot and comparisons across states. The Yearbook compiles nearly 60 indicators—specifically for children ages 0 to 3—to measure progress across three policy areas: Good Health, Strong Families, and Positive Early Learning Experiences.

NEW BILL WOULD INCREASE ACCESS TO ORAL HEALTH CARE BY AUTHORIZING DENTAL THERAPISTS

OLYMPIA—Legislators have a solution to Washington state’s shortage of oral health providers: authorize dental therapists to work all across the state.

For too many Washington families, timely and routine oral health care is out of reach. In 37 out of the state’s 39 counties, too few dental professionals are meeting local needs.

PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA: Defensores y proveedores de servicios condenan la prueba de ingresos de "carga pública" de Trump

PARA MÁS INFORMACIÓN:
Sarah Sumadi, OneAmerica, (206) 723-2203 x226
Malou Chávez, Proyecto de los Derechos del Inmigrante, (206) 957-8633
Eric Holzapfel, Entre Hermanos, (206) 486-9755

SEATTLE— Personas que pueden verse afectadas por la regla de "carga pública" propuesta por Trump deben continuar participando en programas cruciales de salud, vivienda y nutrición, dice un grupo de defensores, abogados de inmigración y proveedores de servicios sociales llamados la coalición de Protección de Familias Inmigrantes – Washington.