A better experience for clients in the WIC nutrition program

Families who purchase food through the WIC nutrition program are getting a major upgrade this fall: We are replacing a long tradition of paper checks with new electronic cards. It’s more flexible, more convenient, and the upgrade will bring a better overall experience for families. The new WIC cards will be familiar and intuitive to […]

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Research results show students across U.S. put high value on FLASH curriculum

Students in different parts of the country overwhelmingly find the FLASH sexual health curriculum, produced by the Family Planning program at Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC), valuable and worth recommending to their peers. As part of a multi-year study being conducted in the South and Midwest, more than 90 percent of students […]

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Recognizing deaths among people experiencing homelessness

Nearly 3,000 deaths are investigated by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office (KCMEO) every year. And for more than a decade, the Medical Examiner has partnered with the Health Care for the Homeless program to research and identify which of those people were presumed to be experiencing homelessness.
“We do this work to help the community both pay attention and remember. When people are remembered, they are treated with more dignity,” said John Gilvar, program manager for Health Care for the Homeless, which is part of Public Health—Seattle & King County.

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Undermining the federal Family Planning program is tragic – and threatens a proud history serving King County

A federal decision to rewrite the rules for America’s only national family planning program has been justifiably condemned by King County Executive Dow Constantine, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, the American Medical Association, and countless others concerned about health care and justice. “This change to our family planning program threatens the whole idea that all women […]

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