Watching out for child and elder maltreatment during the coronavirus pandemic

Earlier this week, Public Health released a report focused on domestic violence patterns. Similarly, social isolation, grief, and stress resulting from efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, combined with decreased access to services outside the home, may be increasing risk of abuse and neglect among children and vulnerable adults including elders.

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Health insurance feels more important than ever, and Public Health Navigators can help

King County’s health insurance Navigators are once again offering personal help with the enrollment process through Washington Healthplanfinder — with special adaptations to protect against COVID-19. The Access & Outreach team at Public Health—Seattle & King County has designed an innovative new set of options for the Open Enrollment period that starts on Nov. 1, […]

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How to keep indoor air clean on smoky days

On most days, our homes provide a refuge, sheltering us from the elements. But, what our homes are not so good at is maintaining clean indoor air, especially during wildfire smoke events.

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VIDEO: August 24, 2020 update on COVID-19 in King County with Dr. Jeff Duchin

Watch the recording of the August 21, 2020 media briefing with Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County. Dr. Duchin spoke with reporters and answered questions about the latest status of COVID-19 spread in King County. The briefing addressed the latest trends in cases, the role social gatherings are […]

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