January 18, 2018.Reading time 6 minutes.
This past October, I was part of a team of cartoonists who joined the volunteer force at the 2017 Seattle/King County Clinic to share the stories of the patients who seek the free medical, dental, and vision care at this giant pop-up clinic. We talked to patients as they waited–endlessly waited–for care to learn what […]
November 22, 2017.Reading time less than 1 minute.
In this season of gratitude, we’re recognizing our wonderful Public Health Reserve Corps! PHRC volunteers, nearly 1000 strong, provide healthcare services every week at food banks, homeless shelters, and drop-in centers and they stand ready to support our department in the event of a disaster or emergency. Over 350 PHRC members volunteered alongside current and […]
September 1, 2017.Reading time 9 minutes.
The news from Hurricane Harvey has been heart wrenching. Among the memorable images that emerged was one of nursing home residents sitting in wheelchairs, waist-deep in flood water as they waited for help to arrive. As reported by the New York Times, among the thousands of posts to volunteer rescue groups were common pleas such […]
November 23, 2016.Reading time less than 1 minute.
Thank you to all of our staff and Public Health Reserve Corps (PHRC) volunteers who staffed the Seattle/King County Clinic at the end of October! With your help, the SKC Clinic provided free medical, dental, and vision services to nearly 4,500 patients in four days! And our immunizations staff provided free flu and Tdap vaccinations […]