Washington State Governor's Interagency Council on Health Disparities

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The Washington State Governor's Interagency Council on Health Disparities was created by the Washington State Legislature in 2006 via SB 6197 following the recommendation by the Joint Select Committee on Health Disparities. The Council is responsible for identifying priorities and creating recommendations for the Governor and Legislature to eliminate health disparities by race / ethnicity and gender in Washington. The Council has 17 members including 14 individuals from state agencies, boards, and commissions, and three members selected by the Governor. The Council's statutory authority is described in RCW 43.20.275 wherein the State Board of Health is assigned funding and responsibility for convening the Council.