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Mission


To improve health for the people of Washington.

Vision


To make Washington the Healthiest State in the Nation.

The Washington Health Foundation's Values


  • Caring
  • Social Justice
  • Health is Local
  • Personal Health
  • Aspiration
  • Joy
  • Optimistic
  • Knowledgeable
  • Leveraged
  • Unique
  • About the Washington Health Foundation


    Since 1992, the mission of the Washington Health Foundation (WHF) has been to improve health for the people of Washington state.

    Today, vision of WHF is to make Washington the Healthiest State in the Nation. In recent years, WHF realigned its unique mix of public affairs, policy, grantmaking and direct service, to help realize that vision. Specifically, WHF launched an innovative campaign to build Healthy Systems and promote Healthy Living across Washington.

    More than 1,000 businesses and organizations, more than 350 schools and 35,000 individuals are currently participating in the Healthiest State in the Nation Campaign - making it the largest civic engagement project for health in state history.

    All the work of WHF is geared toward improving the measures which determine our state's health ranking, and in engaging leaders, policy makers, businesses and the public in creating big social change on this issue of health-ultimately, to achieve the goal of making Washington the Healthiest State in the Nation.