King County Accountable Community of Health Welcomes First Executive Director

This week, the King County Accountable Community of Health (ACH) Governing Board welcomed Susan McLaughlin, PhD as its first Executive Director. Susan will provide leadership, overall strategy, operations and work to build collaboration across multiple partners working for better health in the King County region. A central focus is bringing together partners to implement the Medicaid […]

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Facebook Live follow-up: Your questions about supervised consumption sites and treatment

During a recent Q&A on Facebook LIVE, Dr. Jeff Duchin and Brad Finegood, co-chairs of the Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force, answered some questions about supervised consumption sites (also known as CHELs)—a public health service for people with substance use disorders. CHELs (Community Health Engagement Locations) are one component of a comprehensive approach that […]

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It’s not just you. It’s the cost of food, too.

If you are going to talk about access to healthy food, you have to talk about affordability. Why is Top Ramen cheaper than veggies? – King County resident This was the crux of a community conversation in South King County where residents shared the on-the-ground challenges to eating healthier food–challenges that go far beyond just […]

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6 things you may not know about car seats: Test your knowledge!

Whether you are a seasoned parent who installs car seats often, a grandparent who pulls out the car seat from the basement when your little ones come to town, or you are expecting the arrival of a new baby, installing car seats correctly can be tricky, but Public Health is here to help. Parents and caregivers […]

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How “secret shopping” teens prevent access to tobacco: Fel Pajimula explains

For National Public Health Week (April 3-9th), we’re celebrating by featuring unsung public health heroes who make our communities safer and healthier. Each day, we’ll highlight a public health worker through their own words, sharing their work and why they’re committed to serving our community. Today, we talk with Fel Pajimula of our Tobacco Prevention […]

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What if a health worker came to you? And spoke your language?

On this Monday afternoon at the community room at Southwood Square in Kent, Natalie Kotar brings out her whiteboard and begins a conversation about healthy drinks—all in Russian. Here, she’s known as Natasha, an affectionate nickname in Russian for Natalie. The seniors living here have met in the community room, a few feet from the […]

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