Leading with Racial Justice in King County

On June 11, 2020, King County Executive, Dow Constantine, and Public Health Director, Patty Hayes, declared racism is a public health crisis. Since the declaration, in partnership with system advocates, community members, and public servants throughout King County government, Executive Constantine put together a package of proposals that reforms the criminal legal system, and funds ongoing work to confront racism as a public health crisis.

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Watching out for child and elder maltreatment during the coronavirus pandemic

Earlier this week, Public Health released a report focused on domestic violence patterns. Similarly, social isolation, grief, and stress resulting from efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, combined with decreased access to services outside the home, may be increasing risk of abuse and neglect among children and vulnerable adults including elders.

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Celebrating Day of the Dead During COVID-19

In this video, three King County employees share how they will be safely celebrating Day of the Dead with their families during this pandemic to protect the community.

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Health insurance feels more important than ever, and Public Health Navigators can help

King County’s health insurance Navigators are once again offering personal help with the enrollment process through Washington Healthplanfinder — with special adaptations to protect against COVID-19. The Access & Outreach team at Public Health—Seattle & King County has designed an innovative new set of options for the Open Enrollment period that starts on Nov. 1, […]

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Care for Caregivers: Tips and Resources for Unsung Heroes

While caregiving can be joyful and rewarding, it can also be overwhelming or stressful for even the most resilient people. The pandemic, which has increased social isolation and decreased or changed availability of social services, has made the role of caregiving even more challenging.

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