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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: The Ruckelshaus Center is working to keep our communities safe. All programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 12, 2020, the Center’s office is closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference. Contact information can be found here.


Collaborative Health Policy

A recent study by the William D. Ruckelshaus Center identified strong interest in using university-based third party neutral services to build consensus among diverse and often competing healthcare interests. The Center acts as a neutral resource for collaborative problem solving in the State of Washington and Pacific Northwest and assists leaders in efforts to build consensus and resolve conflicts around difficult public policy issues.


Collaborative Capacity Building

Building collaborative capacity plays a vital role in fulfilling the Center’s mission and vision to build the knowledge, skills and relationships for collaborative governance in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest. The purpose of the Center’s Collaborative Capacity Building Initiative is to help individuals and organizations to better understand, initiate, participate in and lead collaborative public policy efforts. The Initiative receives support from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust.

Updated on March 3, 2021