April 13, 2023.Reading time 6 minutes.
In April 2022, Public Health worked with a local community organization, Peer Washington that operates Peer Seattle and Peer Kent to place vending machines at their sites to provide access to free, confidential overdose prevention supplies and resources.
September 12, 2022.Reading time 6 minutes.
School-age kids are using vaping devices at an alarming rate. Here parents and schools can find useful tips to help kids stay away from vaping.
May 3, 2022.Reading time 7 minutes.
Learn how we partnered with Mother Africa to help prevent needless drownings and increase water safety awareness in King County.
June 27, 2021.Reading time 2 minutes.
Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer for Public Health — Seattle & King County, issued the following statement in response to the current extreme heat event in our region: The record-shattering extreme heat we’re experiencing is just the latest example of our climate crisis and how it’s impacting human health now. Extreme heat is the leading […]
June 24, 2021.Reading time 5 minutes.
With hot summer days comes an increased desire to cool off in the region’s pools, beaches, rivers, and lakes. But in 2020, as the Covid-19 pandemic pushed more people towards outdoor activities, King County saw drowning deaths double compared to 2018. Thirty-three people lost their lives in King County waters last year, nearly 70% of which occurred in open water incidents and drowning continues to be the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for children and teens.
June 14, 2021.Reading time 8 minutes.
In King County, LGBTQ youth report the highest rates of marijuana use, which may be connected to anxiety and depression. Public Health’s partner @GayCity takes an upstream approach to preventing marijuana use among LGBTQ youth.