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Public Health System Resources and Services

The Department of Health works with our state’s 35 local health agencies, Tribal health partners, our healthcare system and others to improve the health of Washingtonians. We offer technical assistance and services to support our public health system in a continuous process of quality improvement and development.

For your convenience we have grouped the pages found in this area by topic. You will see the same pages listed alphabetically in the left column of this page.

Systems measurement and improvement

Community Health Assessment and Improvement


National Accreditation

Performance Measurement

Public Health in Washington

Public Health Standards

Quality Improvement

Strategic Planning

Equity Impact Review

The Equity Impact Review (EIR) Guide is designed to help public health staff find ways to reduce any negative effects of proposed policies, programs, or projects. The guide will help users:

  • Identify ways proposed policies or programs may need to be modified to ensure they will reduce health disparities - not make them worse
  • Better understand the uneven impacts of our decisions on various populations or communities
  • Make program and policy recommendations that promote equity and ease adverse impacts

If you have any questions please contact Gail Brandt at

Technical assistance, training and services

Public Health Improvement Partnership (PHIP)

Public Health Performance Management Centers for Excellence

Training for Public Health Professionals

Communication, information and reporting systems

Contacts and Communication Resources

Public Health Issue Management System (PHIMS)

Public Health Reporting of Electronic Data (PHRED)

Other resources and information 

Best Practices

Funding and Contracts

Grant Programs

Immunization Resources

Local Health Resources and Tools

Veterinarian Resources