As a Senate Ways & Means Committee member, David secured funding for key investments in the health of our community. The Legislature accepted an amendment he sponsored to add more than $1 million in state and federal funding under Bright Futures – a nationally recognized initiative to insure that all children receive the right medical screens at an early age. The provision will permit many low-income kids receive appropriate autism screens by their 18th month.
David has offered amendments to increase funding for youth suicide prevention programs and the state’s Office of Public Guardianship, which provides guardians for elderly and disabled people incapable of caring for themselves. He also advocated strongly for a additional funding for mental health programs in King County.
David helped secure funding for Children’s Hospital and is supporting Neighborcare Health on their innovative new community clinic at Northgate.