June 3, 2021.Reading time 6 minutes.
Just before the COVID-19 pandemic began, King County communities showed both promising health improvements, as well as new areas for concern. A new Community Health Needs Assessment report produced by The King County Hospitals for a Healthier Community in partnership with Public Health – Seattle & King County provides insight into health and social issues affecting local communities just before the pandemic. It also describes some key impacts of COVID-19.
February 12, 2021.Reading time 10 minutes.
Public Health has a recently enhanced vaccine data dashboard that shows which populations have received the vaccine so far. The data helps shape Public Health strategies to center equity in how we focus our limited resources. The dashboard also gives the public access to information to hold us accountable to equity principles.
January 14, 2021.Reading time 6 minutes.
Updated data on COVID-19 outbreak settings is now available on Public Health’s COVID-19 webpage. It provides a snapshot of the number of outbreaks that Public Health has identified across various settings such as worksites, long term care facilities and schools.
January 5, 2021.Reading time 7 minutes.
The coronavirus pandemic has brought dramatic changes to our lives – beyond the illness and death directly caused by the virus. Rising unemployment, increased needs for food assistance, and remote schooling are all economic and social impacts of COVID-19 that go beyond the daily counts of new cases or deaths. New data from the Washington State Community Recovery Oriented Needs Assessment (CORONA) survey show how widespread these impacts are.
June 23, 2020.Reading time 13 minutes.
These are some common questions people ask about the daily outbreak summary, with answers from our lead epidemiologists.
May 20, 2020.Reading time 5 minutes.
Public Health – Seattle & King County has created a new set of data tools that show some of the broader impacts in King County – focusing on social, economic, and overall health and well-being.