March 15, 2023.Reading time 7 minutes.
Thousands of people who have Apple Health insurance risk losing coverage in coming months. Public Health and its partners in the community are helping them take action in time.
September 29, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
A ten-year review of sudden and unexpected deaths among people experiencing homelessness offers a heartbreaking reminder: The median age of death was 51. That compares to an overall median age of 79 for all deaths of King County residents.
November 5, 2021.Reading time 5 minutes.
Health insurance is more affordable and offers more security than ever in Washington, thanks to two changes from previous years. Expanded tax credits mean that more people qualify for a subsidy to reduce the cost of insurance. And Washington’s Cascade Care is a new category of plans that make it easier to compare plans and avoid hidden costs. Open enrollment is happening now.
September 29, 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
As deadlines near for COVID-19 vaccination mandates, you or someone you know may have questions about the vaccines. We’ve compiled a few of your common questions and answered them here.
June 25, 2021.Reading time 9 minutes.
Ending COVID-19 restrictions as more people are vaccinated will require new ways of thinking about risk and uncertainty. You can take protective steps — vaccinated or un-vaccinated.
March 16, 2021.Reading time 6 minutes.
New published research demonstrates what King County families and public health experts have long observed – that the FLASH sexual health curriculum plays a key role in preventing unintended pregnancy among teens. The research also shows FLASH is well-liked by students. The FLASH curriculum is widely-used and was developed by Public Health – Seattle & King County. It has been revised and updated to remain a cutting-edge program.