RDA Dashboards are a series of periodical reports that present measures over time in the following areas:

Behavioral Health Treatment Needs among Foster Care Children

Report Cover: Behavioral Health Treatment Needs and Outcomes among Foster CareThis dashboard provides a snapshot of the behavioral health needs and outcomes of foster care youth in Washington State and trends over time, and compares them to the larger universe of children and youth receiving publicly funded medical coverage (Medicaid or SCHIP) in Washington State. Measures include behavioral health treatment penetration, involvement in the juvenile justice system, emergency department use, and injury rates. 


Community Risk Profiles

Community Risk ProfilesA comprehensive time-series collection of data related to substance use and abuse, and the risk factors that predict substance use among youth. Data are organized and presented within a risk and protective factor framework used across the state by substance abuse prevention planners. Data are available at the school district, locale, county and state level.

These reports contain the most recent data available. Up to twelve years of historical data may be presented for each indicator. Please be aware that the earlier published data may have been updated - or superseded - by the current reports. Additionally, some indicators may have been updated or otherwise changed from earlier published reports, so be sure to read data notes under a chart or a table. For the reports published in 1996-2001, follow this link to the archive.


Cross-System Outcome Measures for Adults Enrolled in Medicaid

As directed by Engrossed House Bill 1519 (Chapter 320, Laws of 2013)

Cross-System Outcome Measures for Adults Enrolled in Medicaid

With the passage of Engrossed House Bill 1519 (Chapter 320, Laws of 2013) and Second Substitute Senate Bill 5732 (Chapter 338, Laws of 2013), the Washington State Legislature directed that contracts the Department of Social and Health Services and the Health Care Authority execute with service contracting entities (Behavioral Health Organizations, Area Agencies on Aging, and Medicaid Managed Care Organizations) include measures to address shared client outcomes. Engrossed House Bill 1519 further directed the implementation of public reporting of outcome measures to allow for comparison of measures and levels of improvement across geographic regions of Washington State. This site provides results by Regional Service Area for selected client outcome measures for each delivery system.


Employment Monitoring Reports for BHO Clients

Report Cover: Employment Monitoring Reports for BHO ClientsThese reports on employment outcomes for consumers receiving community outpatient mental health services funded through DSHS Behavioral Health Administration, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery. Outcome measures include employment rates, wages, hours worked and total earnings. Detail is provided by client characteristics for each Behavioral Health Organization (BHO).


First Steps and Reproductive Health

First Steps and Reproductive HealthData on family planning, pregnancy care, births, and infant outcomes for Apple Health (Medicaid) and Washington.




Profiles of Persons Served by DSHS and Washington State Housing Authorities 

These report provides annual, aggregate snapshots and trends of characteristics, service utilization and well-being of households and individuals receiving housing assistance administered by local public housing authorities/agencies (PHA) in Washington State, within the calendar years. In addition to person and household counts and demographic trends, the report describes employment and earnings, health status, behavioral health treatment need, financial assistance, social services utilization, criminal justice involvement, and neighborhood characteristics. Separate reports are available statewide and for any housing authority submitting an Annual Plan to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This project was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and HUD and benefited from the collaboration and advice of staff from the King County, Seattle, and Tacoma Housing Authorities.  Contingent on the continued availability of HUD data, reports will be generated annually.