Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a detailed plan for transforming Washington’s behavioral health system based on treatment in community-based facilities. His plan includes a first-of-its-kind partnership with University of Washington Medical School to establish an innovative new teaching hospital.
Speaking to providers, legislators and family members at a mental health treatment center in South King County on Tuesday, Inslee provided details for transforming Washington’s behavioral health system. The $675 million plan is part of the 2019–21 biennial budget he will unveil on Thursday.
“Today, we’re bringing hope,” Inslee said at Navos Mental Health and Wellness Center in Burien. “We have an obligation to help our friends and family who depend on these services for their quality of life and recovery.”