There’s a deadline for health insurance enrollment this weekend

Health insurance Navigators for Public Health, outside the Federal Way Enrollment Center

When we’re confused, it can be hard to take action.  With just a few days left to make a decision about health insurance, now is the time for people who need coverage to get their questions answered. The 2019 Open Enrollment period for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act ends on Dec. 15. Fortunately, […]

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The state of HIV in King County

On the heels of this month’s World AIDS Day, this week we released our annual HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Report, a joint effort between Public Health – Seattle & King County and the Washington State Department of Health. The report summarizes HIV epidemiological data and prevention efforts for our region in 2018. Below, we’ve outlined key highlights about […]

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The Public Health Notebook: Snapshots from November

As we head into the final month of 2019 (!), our monthly comic strip highlights just a few of the issues and happenings from our public health world in the last month. Read more on our blog about our world-class Medic One program, open enrollment for health insurance, and E. coli connected to romaine lettuce. […]

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Multiple cases of E. coli potentially associated with King County Evergreens restaurants

Update (December 6, 2019): We’ve identified additional cases linked to this outbreak. All of these cases occurred between November 8-15, 2019. For more information, view the foodborne illness disclosure for this outbreak. Original post (November 26, 2019): Public Health is investigating an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) potentially associated with four Evergreens restaurants in Seattle. […]

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Local E. coli cases connected to national outbreak

Update 11/27/19: A second King County resident has tested positive for an E. coli infection genetically linked to the national outbreak connected to romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California growing region. The infection was in an adult woman. She became ill on November 8, 2019. She was hospitalized but has since recovered. This case is separate from the E. […]

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Opening the conversation about opioids & older adults

People of all ages, genders, races and income levels fall victim to the opioid crisis. Older people in our community are no exception. People in their 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond are filling opioid prescriptions at a rising rate, and increasingly running into trouble.   At a convening hosted by Public Health – Seattle & […]

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