Love letters to public health

It’s time for our annual public health valentines! These love letters go out to ALL our public health staff and all our partners and colleagues in the field. Send them to the ones you love. Happy Valentine’s Day!!!   Originally published on February 14, 2018.

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Flu Update: Just how bad has it been in King County?

Copious media coverage has described the unusually widespread and severe flu season nationally. But what has it been like in our region? We checked in with Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer and Chief of Communicable Disease Epidemiology and Immunization, to find out the current status of flu locally. What’s happening now and how do you […]

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The Food Safety Rating System is one year old!

In 2017, King County launched our new food safety rating system with the goal of making it the best rating system in the country. With a year under our belt, Public Health – Seattle & King County’s food safety team is proud to say that the new system has achieved measurable success. Over 75 percent […]

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Video: Student champions make the case for vaccination at Science Center

How would you convince a teenager to take vaccines seriously? One approach that can potentially double vaccine coverage rates is to start with their peers. You can learn how that works in this video from a current exhibit at Seattle’s Pacific Science Center called, “Vaccines & Immunity: It Takes a Community.” The video highlights the Public […]

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Best Starts for Kids: Ensuring Health and Safety for All Children in Child Care

Child care centers are busy places. Caring for children of all ages includes many schedules, curriculum, food preparation, naps, comforting tears, and not least of all, working hard to provide a safe and healthy child care environment. But did you know that child care staff often have a nurse to call upon to help coach them on how to promote healthy practices?

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“U-Dub” and Public Health – Seattle & King County team up with new alliance for healthier communities

As our community’s top public health strategist, Public Health – Seattle & King County uses science and best practices to improve and promote health county-wide. We hire some of the best trained experts and generate research that makes a real difference, like having one of the world’s best survival rates from cardiac arrest. At the […]

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