Food safety rating on a curve: How it’s done and why it matters

We recently launched our first-of-its kind food safety rating system, and we look forward to rolling it out over the course of the next year. One unique component of our approach to providing residents with easy-to-use signage is our adoption of a rating “curve,” or adjustment of ratings by zip code. This new system has raised questions among some […]

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King County selected as one of six national sites to “ReThink Health”

The King County Accountable Community of Health (ACH) is gaining some national attention as a leader in improving health systems and the health of our communities. This week, the King County ACH was selected by ReThink Health to participate in a national cohort all working towards similar goals. The cohort is designed to forge partnerships […]

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¿Cuáles son las necesidades y fortalezas de las familias de King County? La primera encuesta de salud que responderá estas preguntas.

Spanish blog post about the Best Starts for Kids Child Health Survey. For related information about the survey in English, visit, “What are the needs and strengths of King County families? First-ever health survey to provide answers.“ Escrito por José Niño De Guzmán and Lisa Jaffee ¿Reciben los niños de nuestra región los exámenes médicos recomendados? […]

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Study shows all-ages helmet law improves safety without deterring riders

By Christina Yantsides The King County Board of Health (BOH) All-Ages Bicycle Helmet Law requires that anyone riding a bicycle, regardless of age, must wear a helmet (for more on the history and specifics of the law, read this). Public Health is a strong supporter of helmet laws, which are an important strategy to prevent […]

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A way forward: Sowing community solutions in the Chinatown-International District

In the first of a three-part series on health in the Chinatown-International District, we learned that data pointed to some unexpected findings: – Diabetes is the leading cause of death; – The neighborhood has experienced a 64% increase in young children since 2010; and, – More people report having poor mental health than anywhere else […]

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