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2023 SUMMIT Request for Initiative Proposals Now Open:


The 2023 Washington State Mental Health (WSMH) Summit is set to take place on November 2nd, 2023 at the HUB Grand Ballroom, University of Washington, Seattle campus. Registration will open in August.

DATE: Thursday, November 2nd
TIME: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
PLACE: Husky Union Building (HUB), University of Washington, Seattle (will include both in-person and streaming options for attendees.)
COST: Free, courtesy of the generous support of our underwriters. Includes continental breakfast and lunch.




The Washington State Mental Health Summit Advisory Council is currently accepting proposals for new initiatives to be considered for presentation at the 2023 Summit. Applicants of accepted proposals will be expected to participate in building advance workgroups and perform preliminary work ahead of their Summit presentation on November 2nd. Project management support from the WSMH Summit may be available toward those efforts. Any mental or behavioral health stakeholder in Washington State is eligible to apply.


  • Summit initiatives should be new or scalable ideas that will make a sizable difference and impact in the current mental health system upon implementation. 

  • 2023 Summit initiatives must be non-profit based efforts. Commercial projects are ineligible.

  • Summit initiatives should have a pre-developed and actionable plan for implementation, preferably within 12 months.

  • You will be asked to identify the following: potential initiative leadership, key stakeholders, partners, sponsors; a timeline with benchmarks; potential barriers to success, and ways to address and overcome these barriers

Please fill out the Initiative Application to outline your initiative and identify strategies for implementation. Proposals are due June 7th, 2023 at 5 PM and should be emailed to Applicants will be notified of the Advisory Council's decision by July 21st, 2023. 

Questions? Please email

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