Building early brain development? There’s an app for that.

What do you get when you cross technology with brain science? One really cool concept for building strong, healthy minds. This concept – part app, part tool, part resource and part initiative – is called Vroom. The Vroom app In a nutshell, Vroom’s mobile app is designed to give parents and caregivers suggestions for activities […]

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5 simple safety tips for swimming in pools

Click through the images to find out more about why these safety tips are so important. For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention website.

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How King County has served more than 2000 new moms and counting

Being a new mom isn’t easy for anyone.  This reality is especially true for moms with a low income who don’t have much support. Which is why, in 1999, Public Health – Seattle & King County began the Nurse-Family Partnership program (NFP) to help set young moms and their children on a healthy path for […]

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Patty Hayes Honored with WithinReach’s Cynthia F. Shurtleff Leadership Award

On April 30, WithinReach honored Patty Hayes, Public Health’s Interim Director, with the Cynthia F. Shurtleff Leadership Award. Since 1996, this award has been presented each year to an individual who has shown extraordinary leadership, innovation and dedication to the health and well-being of women, children, and families in Washington State. It is easy to understand […]

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Q&A on Measles and Travel: It’s a small world after all!

In the last month, nearly 100 measles cases have been linked to exposure at Disneyland, prompting concerns from many parents about travel. Lauren Greenfield, RN, and Libby Page, MPH, from our Immunizations program shared their answers to common questions. Q: Is there a risk from measles at Disneyland or California right now? A: If you’re […]

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