Surge in communicable diseases, funding shortages threaten public’s health

If you’ve followed the Public Health Insider, you know that we’ve seen a surge of communicable disease outbreaks in places like schools, health care facilities, jails and restaurants. And those are just the most visible ones. As the local health department, it’s our mission and legal responsibility to track down and stop over 50 communicable diseases in […]

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PHOTOS: Pride Parade 2017

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Public Health staff joined the King County Pride contingent on Sunday, June 25. Thanks to those who marched with us! Here are some pics from the beautiful day.

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King County Accountable Community of Health Welcomes First Executive Director

This week, the King County Accountable Community of Health (ACH) Governing Board welcomed Susan McLaughlin, PhD as its first Executive Director. Susan will provide leadership, overall strategy, operations and work to build collaboration across multiple partners working for better health in the King County region. A central focus is bringing together partners to implement the Medicaid […]

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Showing up for LGBTQ communities

Originally posted in Big Cities Health Coalition Front Lines Blog By Jesse Chipps, HIV/AIDS Planning Council Coordinator at Public Health – Seattle & King County June is National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, and each year at this time hundreds of King County employees, department directors and public officials march together in […]

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Tuberculosis evaluation at the University of Washington Seattle campus

Public Health – Seattle & King County is following up on a person at the University of Washington Seattle campus who was diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). Public Health is working with the UW to determine whether others have contracted TB from exposure to this person. The University and Public Health are contacting all individuals who had […]

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Public Health Vet says, “Don’t kiss your chicks”

On June 2, the Washington State Department of Health announced an ongoing Salmonella outbreak associated with live poultry. As of the latest update on this outbreak, 16 people in Washington (including two in King County) have been diagnosed with Salmonella, though the outbreak is affecting people nationwide. We sat down with Public Health Veterinarian Beth […]

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