I am proud to have served Seattle patients for nearly three decades, and humbled to have been recognized for my community health work; my dedication to women’s, teen’s and children’s health; my advocacy on vaccinations and breastfeeding, reproductive health and choice; and for educating the next generation of family physicians.

I’ve spent my career taking community health to new levels. It’s time we had an advocate on City Council 100% prepared to build a healthy Seattle.

 

Universal Coverage/the Affordable Care Act

I have spent my entire career caring for all those without health insurance and advocating for universal, equitable health care coverage for all. I cared for thousands of folks without health coverage while working as a family doctor at the 45th Street Community Clinic — including immigrants from all over the world and the homeless. While serving as the Senior Medical Director for Community Health at Swedish, I helped upgrade, expand, and modernize services for low income and underserved populations across the city. And, while leading an Obamacare health plan, I helped get health insurance for 250,000 people across Washington State. Seattle must be a leader in pushing for universal, affordable, and equitable health coverage for all.

On the City Council, I will continue to stand fiercely opposed to national efforts to erode the significant gains made under Obamacare and continue to expand equitable access to healthcare in our city and across our state.

 

Women’s Health/Reproductive Health

I have been providing women’s health care in the Seattle area for the past 26 years. I have delivered primary and prenatal care to thousands of women in our region, many of whom were immigrants, and/or without health insurance, including delivering nearly 500 babies! I have always been an advocate for reproductive freedom, and I believe now we must fight harder than ever to defend a woman’s right to make her own reproductive choices.

 

LGBTQ Health

The 45th Street Clinic, where I got my first job as a family physician and worked for 12 years, was founded by members of the LGBTQ community who saw the health care disparities faced by our queer and trans neighbors. I have been providing care and advocating for LGBTQ patients throughout my entire career, and continue to do so today as an attending physician and educator at Swedish Family Medicine Residency Clinics. This includes helping trans individuals transition and access hormone therapy, and teaching new physicians inclusive sexual health language for serving gay patients. We must continue to fight for quality, equitable health care for the LGBTQ community, as we strive to eliminate health disparities.

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Jay For Seattle

Many thanks to Duy Tran, the North End Outreach Case Manager for the Downtown Emergency Service Center, for allowing me to shadow him last Friday!

Every day, Duy walks and bikes 🚶‍♂️🚲 through the U District proactively reaching out to our community's unsheltered offering support, ensuring they are safe, have access to food and appropriate shelter if available, offering additional resources as needed, and most importantly, being a true friend to these vulnerable neighbors.

To see Duy's care and compassion, versatile people skills, knowledge, and amazing relationships in action was truly inspiring. DESC does transformational work in #Seattle, and we are lucky to have such a great resource in our city-- thank you Duy and DESC staff for all you do!
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Many thanks to Duy Tran, the North End Outreach Case Manager for the Downtown Emergency Service Center, for allowing me to shadow him last Friday!

Every day, Duy walks and bikes 🚶‍♂️🚲  through the U District proactively reaching out to our communitys unsheltered offering support, ensuring they are safe, have access to food and appropriate shelter if available, offering additional resources as needed, and most importantly, being a true friend to these vulnerable neighbors.  

To see Duys care and compassion, versatile people skills, knowledge, and amazing relationships in action was truly inspiring.  DESC does transformational work in #Seattle, and we are lucky to have such a great resource in our city-- thank you Duy and DESC staff for all you do!

 

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If I can say nothing else, I will say this: Jay, you are truly getting to know your city. You deserve to be on the Council and the city deserves to have you on its Council. In these past few months, you have probably done more in respect to getting involved with your city than all the rest of the city council combined over the past 20 years.

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