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Washington Statewide Leadership Initiative Coalition

State/Jurisdiction: Washington
Setting: Community
Population: CYSHCN Families & Caregivers
Topic Area: Access to Quality Healthcare Safe and Connected Communities Family & Youth Engagement Care Coordination
NPMs: NPM 6: Developmental Screening NPM 11: Medical Home NPM 12: Transition

The Washington Statewide Leadership Initiative (WSLI) is a coalition that serves as a hub for family organizations, nonprofits, and professionals who provide peer support, family navigation, leadership development, and advocacy training to families with Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN). In addition, the State Title V CYSHCN Program and the Family to Family Health Information Center provide support to many state and local nonprofit organizations who support families to help them increase collaboration, understand MCH systems building, and maximize their collective resources. WSLI supports families and family-serving organizations through a collective impact framework, while utilizing Results-Based Accountability (RBA) to further support the nonprofits and professionals within the group better leverage their work.

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Implementation Handout

Department of Health
Nikki Dyer
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