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Social Security Recipients Will Automatically Receive Economic Impact Payments

Thursday, April 2, 2020

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an Economic Impact Payment. Instead, payments will be automatically deposited into their bank accounts. 

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm967


It takes all of us

Friday, March 6, 2020

It takes all of us to reduce stigma during disease outbreaks

Co-authored by Washington Secretary of Health John Wiesman and Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs Executive Director Toshiko Hasegawa

https://medium.com/wadepthealth/it-takes-all-of-us-to-reduce-stigma-during-disease-outbreaks-310db60dce29


Coronavirus Outbreak

Monday, March 2, 2020

2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19)

The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.

https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus


Substance Use Disorder

Thursday, October 31, 2019

 

Excluding Individuals who take Medications for Opioid Use Disorder from Healthcare, Housing, Employment, or Other Services May Be Discriminatory

 

Substance Use Disorder & Poster (ENGLISH)

Substance Use Disorder & Poster (SPANISH)

 


HB 1728 & ESSB 5258

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

 

  • Executive Summary: Health Impact Review of HB 1728

  • Preventing the sexual harassment and sexual assault of certain isolated workers


  • Executive Summary: Health Impact Review of ESSB 5258

  • Preventing the sexual harassment and sexual assault of certain isolated workers


WSHRC no pregunta o registra el estatus de inmigración

Monday, March 20, 2017

La Comisión de Derechos Humanos proporcionará servicios a cualquier persona, independientemente de su estado migratorio o ciudadanía. La Comisión de Derechos Humanos no le pregunta a ninguna persona acerca de su inmigración o ciudadanía, y no registra esa información.


WSHRC does not ask or record immigration statuses

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Human Rights Commission will provide services to any person regardless of his or her immigration or citizenship status.  The Human Rights Commission does not ask a person about his or her immigration or citizenship status, and does not record that information.


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