HEALWA assures affordable, anytime, online access to current, authoritative clinical information and educational resources to eligible health care practitioners in Washington State. They do this in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health.
If you are a member of one of 21 groups of health care practitioners licensed to practice in Washington State, you are fortunate! You have access to a collection of online databases (e.g., MEDLINE, CINAHL, Cochrane, DynaMed, Natural Medicines, Nursing Reference Center, Visual Dx, and more), over 200 electronic books and full-text articles from over 5000 journals through the HEALWA website. The professions that are eligible to access HEALWA include: Chiropractors, Dietitians, East Asian Medicine Practitioners, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, Licensed Practical Nurses, Massage Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, Midwives, Naturopathic Physicians, Nutritionists, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Optometrists, Osteopathic Physicians and Osteopathic Physician Assistants, Physicians and Physician Assistants, Podiatrists, Psychologists, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Speech Language Pathologists.
These providers pay a small add-on fee when they get or renew their professional licenses in Washington State. Those fees fund the resources available through the HEALWA portal site. Please visit the HEALWA site for more information.
UW alumni may continue to use many of the resources in the library after graduation. See the Services for UW Alumni website for information on Onsite Borrowing Privileges, Self-Service Photocopying, Quick Reference Assistance, and more.
In addition, UWAA members have online access to journals via the EBSCO Academic Search Alumni Edition database, which provides 3,000 academic journals in full text, plus indexing for 5,000 more.