June 5, 2019.Reading time 7 minutes.
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. […]
June 5, 2019.Reading time 10 minutes.
Research shows that youth have a better chance at positive adulthood when they don’t interact with the legal system. A public health approach means employing prevention and intervention strategies that eliminate the need for juvenile detention and promote the well-being of all youth.
December 21, 2018.Reading time 4 minutes.
We’re nearing the end of 2018, and that means it’s time to look back at our department’s hard work with partners throughout the year for a healthier community. Just a few things that made us proud this year Protecting family planning: Our Family Planning program successfully defended key programs threatened by federal policy changes. Addressing […]
October 22, 2018.Reading time 6 minutes.
In a first-of-its-kind effort, King County hospitals reached out to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) youth and young adults to learn about their experiences with healthcare. King County Hospitals for a Healthier Community, which is a collaborative of 11 hospitals and health systems, joined with Public Health – Seattle & King […]
October 3, 2018.Reading time 5 minutes.
A new report by a collaborative of 11 hospitals and health systems, in partnership with Public Health – Seattle & King County, provides insight into some of the most relevant health issues impacting our local communities.
August 3, 2018.Reading time 8 minutes.
This article was originally posted on campaignforaction.org. As the chief nursing officer at Public Health Seattle-King County, Washington, Dorene Hersh, MSN, RN, is responsible for clinical practice oversight for over 350 public health nurses employed in management, supervisory, advanced practice, field nursing, ambulatory care, and correctional health roles. She is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation […]