The Washington State Equity and Diversity Project: Voicing the Needs of LGBTQ People

by Ingrid Ulrey, Public Health – Seattle & King County Policy Director What do we know that about the health and well-being of LGBTQ people in Washington State? We know a lot. Local studies show that LGBTQ people face discrimination and experience higher than average rates of depression, substance use disorder and sexually transmitted disease. […]

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WEED Like You to Get Home Safe: this Weekend & Always

This weekend includes a HIGHLY anticipated day for some. While it’s legal to use cannabis, it is not legal to drive under the influence—if your plans include celebrating, you also need plans for a safe ride home.

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Happy National Public Health Week? Our House is On Fire…

By Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer Six months ago, after the release of the comprehensive Fourth National Climate Assessment, I wrote about the many harmful health effects due to climate change that we are currently experiencing and that we can expect to increase, such as longer and more severe pollen and allergy seasons; increases in […]

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Connecting Families to Services: Help Me Grow Is Happening!

Help Me Grow connects families and caregivers with kids under age five to community-based programs and services, simplifying how families and caregivers move between systems of care and promoting healthy child development for all children, families and caregivers.

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Talk with a Doc: Cannabis use while pregnant and breastfeeding

Now that retail cannabis is legal in Washington, there’s a lot of speculation about its potential benefits and harms. Whether it’s marijuana, edibles, CBD products, or any other form, the choice to use cannabis during pregnancy and breastfeeding is nuanced—people have different circumstances and situations that may contribute to using cannabis. However, it is not […]

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