A Vital Discussion of Access to Care in Washington State

How do we tackle barriers to health care and improve health equity? These vital questions were discussed by a group of health care experts including UW CHWS Senior Deputy Director Sue Skillman at the Health Vitals Care Roundtable on October 12 hosted by Axios and supported by Delta Dental of Washington. Ms. Skillman brought up the importance of the health workforce saying:

“It’s so important when we think about workforce to understand that access to health care and the workforce that provides it is very dependent on the insurance and the coverage that people have…whether someone goes to a primary care office and is diagnosed or recognized to have a behavioral health issue, what kind of insurance they have will determine whether there’s any care coordination to help them get to a referral.”

To learn more about the conversation, read the summary remarks on Axios’ website.