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The Agency Medical Directors’ Group (AMDG) works to improve health care programs purchased by Washington State.


AMDG Five Priorities

The AMDG is made up of the medical directors from seven state agencies working together, within current resources, to initiate and implement the following priority areas that have an immediate and long-term beneficial effect on the health care delivery system.

  • Clinical Preventative Services
  • Health Promotion and Wellness
  • Interagency Guidelines
  • Patient Safety
  • Pay for Quality

Participating Agencies

 Agency  Contact
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries  Gary Franklin, MD, MPH
Washington State Health Care Authority  Dan Lessler, MD
Washington State Board of Health  Michelle Davis, PhD
Washington State Health Officer  Kathy Lofy, MD
Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs  Alfie Alvarado-Ramos
Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner  Jason Siems
Washington State Department of Corrections Steve Hammond, MD, PhD



For questions about benefits or services from state health care programs, please contact the agencies directly. Contact information for all agencies and their programs is available through


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Last updated 11/5/2015