Health insurance Navigators will be everywhere this season

Public Health's enrollment team at Southcenter Mall during previous enrollment season

The past three years have proven historic for improving health insurance coverage across America – and especially in King County. Enrollment efforts led by Public Health—Seattle & King County helped push the county’s rate of uninsured adults below eight percent – cutting the rate more than 50-percent since 2013. That represents an increase of more […]

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When we think about people at risk of lead poisoning, we may think about children exposed to lead-based paint, or those exposed to lead through certain hobbies. But did you know that thousands of workers in this country are exposed to lead at their workplaces – day in and day out? Alarmingly, the federal and […]

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How do you staff up a giant free clinic? Call in the Public Health Reserve Corps!


It’s mind-boggling when you think about it: a pop-up clinic that provides free medical, dental, and vision care to over 4,000 people in just four days. And it’s about to happen again when the Seattle/King County Clinic opens its doors from Thursday, October 27 through Sunday, October 30, turning Key Arena into a giant clinic. […]

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Safety, stress and public health: Chinatown-International District neighborhood voices


In the first segment, What you may not know about health in the CID, we shared insights about the Chinatown-International District from the perspective of analyzing neighborhood-level health data.  In this second segment, we talk with Valerie Tran, Healthy Communities Program Manager of the InterIm Community Development Association (InterIm CDA) to learn about their recent community public […]

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Lights out and somebody’s home? Stay safe!


The weather forecast is calling for two storms, one tonight (10/13) and then possibly a whopper of a storm on Saturday (10/15). That means fallen trees and branches will likely cause power outages in our area. Power outages can create health hazards–some of them even life-threatening! Follow our tips to stay safe. What should I […]

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Moving beyond the health insurance card: the new Medicaid waiver


We recently shared some great news that King County has cut its uninsured rate in half, a victory due in large part to robust outreach and new opportunities under the Affordable Care Act. While we continue efforts to expand access to health care, there is much more work to do to improve health. This is […]

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