Protect your head! Free and low-cost helmets in King County

Two adults and child riding bicycles wearing helmets

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends all people riding a bike should wear helmets so they can have a safer brain and stronger future. The good news is that affordable bike helmets are available for King County residents.

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Our pre-pandemic state: New data on the health of our region

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.

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FAMILY GUIDE TO NAVIGATING THE JUVENILE LEGAL SYSTEM

The Juvenile Legal System Family Handbook focuses on helping family and guardians of impacted youth understand and navigate the King County Juvenile Legal System. It also provides links to additional resources and helpful information for community service providers working to support youth and families.

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Ride Away Your Stress, Safely and Affordably!

During times of high stress, riding a bicycle is a great way to improve your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Here are some resources and information to help everyone in King County have a safe and stress-free bike ride this summer.

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Bridging the Gap Between Community and Systems

Willard Jimerson, Jr. grew up in Seattle’s historically African American Central District neighborhood. Raised by a loving grandmother and grandfather, young Will could never have predicted that just six weeks after his 13th birthday he’d become a ward of the state and spend the rest of his childhood in America’s adult prison system.

One fatal and catastrophic moment on a late night in 1994 changed everything. The kid who once fancied himself a charming and mischievous prankster, who loved playing arcade games and pick-up football, was gone.

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Opportunity for Youth to Get Involved In the Local Anti-trafficking Movement

There is a definite connection between the commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) of children and the juvenile justice system. Although exact numbers don’t currently exist, studies show that most victims of commercial sexual exploitation of children in King County have also been involved in the legal system.

The same systemic issues, racial inequity, and income inequality that make youth vulnerable to becoming involved in the legal system also make youth targets for perpetrators of CSE.

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