Public Health is Essential

by Megan Moore

Welcome to the Public Health is Essential podcast brought to you by the Washington State Public Health Association. I am your host and association Executive Director, Megan Moore.

We are excited to announce the return of our podcast for the upcoming Legislative session. We invite you to join us every week for exclusive updates directly from the legislature, some insider scoop, and guidance on how to us ... 

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 3

  • WA Legislative Session: Week 7 - The 2024 Budgets are Out!

    WA Legislative Session: Week 7 - The 2024 Budgets are Out!

    WSPHA Executive Director, Megan Moore, and Admin Coordinator, Gloria Rodgers, talk about the happenings of week 6 and 7 during the Washington Legislative Process. We talk about some of the proposed allocations in the budgets. The end is in sight! Resources this week: "A Citizen's Guide to the Budget" by the Senate Ways & Means committee, 2016 "The Budget Universe" by the Senate Ways & Means committee, 2023

  • WA Legislative Session - Week 6: Budgets and what to do if your bill dies?

    WA Legislative Session - Week 6: Budgets and what to do if your bill dies?

    WSPHA Executive Director, Megan Moore, and Admin Coordinator, Gloria Rogers, discuss today's "House of Origin" cutoff and upcoming budget drops. We talk about what the budget means and what to do if you bill is doomed to die this session. Resources: "A Citizen's Guide to the Budget" by the Senate Ways & Means committee, 2016 "The Budget Universe" by the Senate Ways & Means committee, 2023

  • WA Legislative Session: Week 5 - The Floor and Behind-the-Scenes Magic

    WA Legislative Session: Week 5 - The Floor and Behind-the-Scenes Magic

    WSPHA Director, Megan Moore, and Admin Coordinator, Gloria Rogers, discuss the work done behind-the-scenes in the legislature to prevent wasted time in floor debate. We also have an update on the citizens' initiatives and how the legislature may handle them. Resources: 2024 Cutoff Calendar Senate Floor Calendar House Floor Calendar Legislator Email List

  • WA Legislative Session: Week 4 - Policy Cutoff and the Pace of Session

    WA Legislative Session: Week 4 - Policy Cutoff and the Pace of Session

    WSPHA Executive Director, Megan Moore, and Admin Coordinator, Gloria Rogers, talk about the looming first cutoff of session and what that means about the conversation in the legislature moving forward. Resources this week: WA Legislative Website 2024 Session Cutoff Calendar WA Legislature: Definitions

  • WA Legislative Session - Week 3: Free Ice Cream Fridays?

    WA Legislative Session - Week 3: Free Ice Cream Fridays?

    Washington State Public Health Association Director, Megan Moore, and Admin Coordinator, Gloria Roger, discuss the happenings in the third week of the WA legislative session. They talk about how often bills can change and how you have to stay vigilant when tracking. Resources this week: WSPHA Website Legislative Website TVW How to sign in to testify and note your position Crafting a Great Message - Hook, Line, and Sinker