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Dr. John Dunn to serve on the National Vaccine Advisory Committee

Dr. John Dunn
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Dr. John Dunn has been chosen to serve as a member of National Vaccine Advisory Committee, which provides recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) on ways to combat the spread of infectious diseases through vaccine development and provides direction to prevent adverse reactions to vaccines. During the nomination process, Dr. Steve Tarnoff, […]

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Washington Permanente Medical Group ranked top medical group in state

Washington Health Alliance Community Checkup 2016
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For the tenth consecutive year, Washington Permanente Medical Group (formerly Group Health Cooperative) has been recognized by the Washington Health Alliance (WHA) Community Checkup as being the top-performing medical group in Washington state. The 2016 WHA Community Checkup scored Kaiser Permanente’s medical group above average on 23 of the 28 measures of effective care—more than any […]

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Behavioral health screening and treatment is becoming part of primary care

Integrated Behavioral Health
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Catching mental health and substance use problems early and making short-term treatment available right in our clinics is the objective of Kaiser Permanente Washington’s Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) initiative, says Larry Marx, MD, medical director of Behavioral Health Support Services. The BHI initiative was introduced as a pilot program at three of our Puget Sound […]

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Group Health Foundation: What’s happening now and what’s next?

Cliff Avril, immunization campaign
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For several years, the Group Health Foundation has worked to promote childhood immunizations in communities throughout Washington state. In fact, the Group Health Foundation (GHF) is the only statewide foundation focused on keeping people healthy through immunizations and improving health care by funding clinical innovations. This year’s donations have funded a variety of efforts to […]

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