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Advocacy in Action: Recapping State of Reform’s 2023 Inland Northwest Health Policy Conference 

In September, Fourfront Contributor participated in State of Reform’s Inland Northwest Health Policy Conference in Spokane, connecting with other healthcare leaders, lawmakers and policy experts ...
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Comprehensive Healthcare secures CCBHC grant to expand behavioral health programs in Walla Walla 

September 25, 2023 – Washington’s community behavioral health system continues to face unsustainable pressures. Systemic funding issues have resulted in record workforce shortages impacting access ...
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Remembering Jeff Thomas, CEO of Frontier Behavioral Health and member of Fourfront Contributor 

Fourfront Contributor is deeply saddened to share news of the passing of Jeff Thomas, CEO of Frontier Behavioral Health, and a deeply respected colleague and ...
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National Conversations Surrounding Mental Health

July 28, 2023 – This week, the federal government announced a proposed rule change to the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, intended to ...
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Frontier Behavioral Health Thanks State Leaders 

July 13, 2023 Recently, Frontier Behavioral Health (FBH) leadership and staff came together with luminaries in Spokane, Wash., to personally thank Washington State Senate Majority ...
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2023 Washington State Legislative Session Recap 

June 1, 2023 The 2023 Washington state legislative session has concluded, and we want to thank legislators for approving increases in Medicaid and non-Medicaid rates ...
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Spokane Journal of Business: Investment in behavioral health is long overdue in Washington state

April 13, 2023 It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic and its ripple effects caused an unprecedented workforce shortage. For community behavioral health, this shortage ...
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What They’re Watching: Tom Sebastian, Compass Health

April 6, 2023 For Tom Sebastian, President and CEO of Compass Health, the number one issue facing Washington healthcare is the behavioral health workforce shortage. ...
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The Spokesman-Review: To pivot from community behavioral health crisis, state leaders must act

April 6, 2023 By Jeff Thomas, Jodi Daly and Tom Sebastian Over the past three years, we’ve all faced COVID-related challenges that have caused serious ...
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