April 18, 2022.Reading time 13 minutes.
When King County became the first epicenter of COVID-19 in the United States, members of the King County Public Health Reserve Corps (PHRC) stepped up as a key group of emergency volunteers in Public Health’s response.
October 7, 2019.Reading time 9 minutes.
As we’ve reported previously on Public Health Insider, many urban areas in the United States have been grappling with hepatitis A outbreaks, especially among people living homeless and people who use drugs (injection and non-injection). Some states have seen hundreds or even thousands of cases, and a high proportion of these cases have resulted in […]
February 1, 2019.Reading time 3 minutes.
In this is the second part of 3-part series, a team of artists talked to some of the over 4,000 volunteers at the 2018 Seattle/King County Clinic. The volunteers helped provide free medical, dental, and vision care at Seattle Center’s KeyArena over four days in September, and they also helped set up and take down the huge […]
January 25, 2019.Reading time 3 minutes.
Public Health – Seattle & King County is proud to be one of over 100 organizations that participated in the 2018 Seattle/King County Clinic. Over four days in September, more than 3,500 people received free medical, dental, and vision care there, waiting in line for long hours, even overnight, at KeyArena. For the third year, […]
November 9, 2018.Reading time less than 1 minute.
November is a month for gratitude, and so we’re expressing our appreciation for the members of the Public Health Reserve Corps! They generously give their time to help our community at events like the recent Seattle/King County Clinic, a giant free clinic held for four days in September. And they stand ready to volunteer if […]
July 13, 2018.Reading time 8 minutes.
This blog originally posted on July 13, 2018. Like many, I avidly followed the rescue of the Thai soccer team from the cave, perhaps obsessively so. I found myself grabbing my phone first thing in the morning to check on their status. I may have tested the patience of my teenage daughter with the frequency […]