EMS teamwork saves teen

Less that 10% of EMS responses involve patients 17 and younger. When they happen, you want the best-trained people on the job. Thanks to great teamwork, this recent & local near-fatality had a happy ending.

Read More

CPR in a Box is a lifesaver

Bystander CPR saves lives. 70% of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in King County received it. CPR in a Box is tool designed to train even more people through local partners, and save more lives.

Read More

Happy National Public Health Week? Our House is On Fire…

By Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer Six months ago, after the release of the comprehensive Fourth National Climate Assessment, I wrote about the many harmful health effects due to climate change that we are currently experiencing and that we can expect to increase, such as longer and more severe pollen and allergy seasons; increases in […]

Read More

What would a pandemic look like now? Part Four of “Pandemic in Seattle”

It’s been a hundred years since the 1918 influenza pandemic. The possibility of a severe influenza pandemic remains, but what would it look like now? We present the conclusion of a 4-part comic strip commemorating the centennial of the 1918 influenza pandemic.  Read in Spanish Read the full “Pandemic in Seattle” series: Story by Meredith […]

Read More

Adorable animals: Shameless pandering for emergency preparedness

We know you aren’t as prepared for an emergency as you could be. Don’t feel badly–it’s true for everyone, and even though we are the health department, we’re not going to wag our finger. But we aren’t above wagging some tails. We’re here to remind you to take those next steps to be a little […]

Read More