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.
June 11, 2020.Reading time 6 minutes.
Today, we declare that racism is a public health crisis. Public Health – Seattle & King County and all of King County government are committed to implementing a racially equitable response to this crisis, centering on community.
January 8, 2020.Reading time 4 minutes.
After what feels like endless rain, meteorologists are predicting a possibility of snow early next week. The forecast is too uncertain to place any wagers on snow, but we’ve got a window of time to get ready for whatever happens. Even small amounts of snow can wreak havoc on our ability to get around and […]
September 13, 2019.Reading time 3 minutes.
If you lived through a natural disaster, what would you want others to know about the experience so that they would be better ready to get through something similar? With that question in mind, we talked to real-life survivors of disasters to capture their stories, with the help of Seattle comics artist David Lasky. For […]
July 12, 2019.Reading time 7 minutes.
Even if you slept through this morning’s 4.6 earthquake (like me), consider it Mother Nature’s kick-in-the-pants to update your readiness for the Big One. Or as our friends at King County Office of Emergency put it: Today’s earthquake was a literal “wake up” call. It’s true that our region has the potential for a major earthquake (remember that […]
May 24, 2019.Reading time 4 minutes.
If you live in King County, you are fortunate. King County EMS is known for its exceptional performance in meeting national standards for emergency response times, including one of the best cardiac arrest survival rates in the nation.