May 21, 2020.Reading time 6 minutes.
When staff and leadership at Public Health—Seattle & King County learned about the horrific shipment of body bags to our partners at Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB), we were shocked and dismayed. The news generated a private apology and inquiry from Public Health to the CEO of SIHB. And it generated a rapid search of […]
December 21, 2018.Reading time 4 minutes.
We’re nearing the end of 2018, and that means it’s time to look back at our department’s hard work with partners throughout the year for a healthier community. Just a few things that made us proud this year Protecting family planning: Our Family Planning program successfully defended key programs threatened by federal policy changes. Addressing […]
September 25, 2018.Reading time 6 minutes.
The new proposal to amend the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s “public charge” test is a threat to the public’s health. “This is inhumane, and it would undermine efforts to improve the overall health of King County—and impact generations to come,” said Patty Hayes, director of Public Health—Seattle & King County, in a news release […]
July 16, 2018.Reading time 2 minutes.
Statement from Patty Hayes, Director of Public Health—Seattle & King County, responding to news that the United States government (Dept. of Health & Human Services) aggressively attempted to water down international support for breastfeeding through the World Health Organization (W.H.O.). “The notion that any national or international health agency would not completely support breastfeeding is […]
June 25, 2018.Reading time less than 1 minute.
Public Health has a long history of participating in the Seattle Pride Parade. Last weekend we joined the King County contingent to celebrate this year’s theme – Pride Beyond Borders. Can you spot our Public Health staff? View galleries from previous years: 2017 gallery 2016 gallery 2015 gallery
June 9, 2017.Reading time 5 minutes.
By Patty Hayes, Director of Public Health – Seattle & King County Limiting sugary drinks are an important step for public health and particularly for the health of children and youth. All children deserve to grow up healthy, but children today could be the first generation to live shorter lives than their parents. This is, […]