John Wiesman

Tri-County Health District

Northeast Washington’s Tri-County Health District has submitted a request to allow three counties to move ahead with reopening their economies.

The Tri-County Health District submitted a variance Tuesday on behalf of Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties. All want to be allowed to skip phase one of the state’s reopening process, which began Tuesday, and move right to phase two.

Inland Journal, August 24, 2017

Aug 24, 2017

Inland Journal for August 24, 2017

This week on Inland Journal:

Washington Health Care Authority

Today, we’ll devote much of the program to a conversation with Washington state Health Secretary John Wiesman. Wiesman is the state’s top public health officer. He came to Olympia four years ago from Clark County, where he was the health officer there. He has spent most of his career in public health and he has thoughts about the direction in which his industry is headed. He calls it Public Health 3.0, a return back to the way public health was a few generations ago.

But we started by asking him about his top priorities.