With a Commitment to Equity: Board of Health Updates King County’s Bike Helmet Policy

On February 17, 2022, the King County Board of Health repealed King County’s bike helmet law, due to discriminatory enforcement of the law. The Board of Health also emphasized the importance of helmet use for bikes, scooters and other similar vehicles and committed to work with community partners to expand access to low and no-cost helmets, provide education on helmet safety, and support the improvements for safer bike infrastructure.

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Tips for Supporting Youth Mental Health

Versión en español As Washington state moves toward its second full winter of the COVID-19 pandemic, people of all ages continue to feel stressed, isolated, and experience grief and loss. Our community is particularly concerned about the well-being of young people, whose social networks and routines are disrupted. Vaccines for children and youth 5 years […]

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day

This Indigenous Peoples’ Day we gratefully recognize and honor the Suquamish, Duwamish, Nisqually, Snoqualmie, Muckleshoot (Ilalkoamish, Stuckamish, and Skopamish), and other Coast Salish Peoples’, on whose ancestral homelands we live, work, and gather today. In the city, whose very name comes from the Suquamish and Duwamish Leader, Chief Seattle, we know that we could not call this land home without the stewardship of Coast Salish Peoples’.

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Racism is a Public Health Crisis: Community Engagement

Inequity and injustice impact us all. Since declaring Racism is a Public Health Crisis (RPHC), King County Government and Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) have committed to developing stronger and better resourced partnerships with community organizations and leaders to disrupt and dismantle racism and protect the health and well-being of our all our residents, regardless of race or location.

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