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Washington Health Insurance Exchange Set To Open

KUOW, September 27, 2013
WithinReach staged several outreach events recently to let people know how to take advantage of the open enrollment for private insurance in the online health care marketplace exchange.
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KIRO7 Heath Evolution

KIRO7, September 26, 2013
Alison Carl White joins members of the health community to answer questions about health care reform.
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Healthcare assisters or brokers: Which are best for you?

King5, September 25, 2013
In less than a week, enrollment begins for insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Jefferson Rose, a certified in-person assister and WithinReach staff member talks with King5 about how we will help people navigate the Washington Health Benefit Exchange.
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State rejection of 5 companies health plans draws criticism

Seattle Times, August 10, 2013
Executive Director Alison Carl White lends her voice to the discussion of Washington state’s rejection of individual health insurance plans from five companies.
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Clear Channel Seattle’s Public Affairs show

Clear Channel Seattle, June 11, 2013
WithinReach speaks in depth with 106.1 KISS FM’s Jackie Cunningham about the upcoming changes with Health Care Reform.
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WithinReach: Help Me Grow Washington

KING5 Community Blog, June 4, 2013
WithinReach launches a new and free program that connects families to the resources needed to give kids the best start and to make sure they are growing and developing on track.
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Vaccine Myths, Parents and Health Information

KING5 Community Blog, April 9, 2013
Immunization Program Manger Ginny Heller highlights WithinReach’s efforts in creating candid community dialogues about vaccine benefits to individuals and communities.
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‘Community immunity’ is best for everyone

The Olympian, December 7, 2012
WithinReach, a lead partner of VaxNorthwest, has launched a pilot program to encourage the silent majority of parents who do fully immunize their children (about 75 percent to 80 percent in Washington) to speak up. The message is that when more children are immunized, fewer people are at risk, and that reduces the cost of public health and the health care system in general.
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Summer meals program aims to keep kids well fed

The Herald, June 29, 2012
“There are 35 summer meal sites in the county this year. That’s six more than in 2011,” said Claire Lane, food security program manager for WithinReach, a Seattle-based nonprofit that promotes summer lunch programs in the state.
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Pregnant and parenting teens recognized for finishing high school

The Columbian News, June 18, 2012
WithinReach partners with GRADS program to develop a new website,, aimed at connecting pregnant and parenting teens to health information, state benefit programs, and community-specific support resources.
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New Day Northwest features WithinReach

King 5 News, May 2, 2012
WithinReach Board Member Molly Firth recently appeared as a featured guest on New Day Northwest. The show explored the state of children’s well-being in Washington State.
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Seattle council considers protecting breastfeeding

Seattle Times, April 9, 2012
“We know that every single day, moms are being discriminated against,” said Rachel Schwartz, manager of the advocacy group Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington. “It’s not about duplicating the (state) law. It’s making it easier to follow through with the law.”
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Vaccine Hesitancy: A Personal and Community Dilemma

Seattle Child, April 4, 2012
WithinReach, a lead partner of VaxNorthwest, develops community outreach resources and tools for health care providers to better meet the needs of concerned parents.
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“Put your boobs away’ may become illegal in Seattle

Seattle PI, April 2, 2012
“We need to get to the point where breastfeeding is accepted by everybody,” said Rachel Schwartz of the Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington, a program of WithinReach. Although businesses that break the law can face fines, she said the main goal was to educate people and change attitudes.
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Bridge to Basics helps those in need find critical services

Renton Reporter, December 2, 2011
Bridge to Basics, WithinReach’s partnership with United Way of King County, connects people, including the unemployed, to resources to help them stay afloat.
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School districts, community groups work together to ensure low-income kids get meals

Yakima Herald, July 19, 2011
Claire Lane, the food security manager at WithinReach, explains how WithinReach is bringing resources to Yakima community organizations so that local kids have access to the food they need to be healthy.
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Hogan Honored For Helping Nursing Moms

KIRO 7 TV, April 27, 2011
KIRO 7 Traffic Anchor Jenni Hogan and Tracy Corey of the Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington were honored for inspiring donations of maternity tops to low-income nursing mothers.
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