Elk Run Farm harvests first crop, more to come

Most folks were grumbling about the rain yesterday, but not those involved in the first harvest at the Elk Run Farm. The Elk Run Farm is no ordinary farm. Located on four acres of a former golf course in Maple Valley, the produce harvested on the farm will supply the South King County Food Coalition’s […]

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A local organization’s perspective on why Communities of Opportunity is receiving national attention

(Reposted from BestStartsBlog.com) In King County, many have taken note of Communities of Opportunity (COO), a ground-breaking partnership between community, the Seattle Foundation and King County to address inequities in health, social, racial, and economic outcomes. Now this approach is getting national attention. This past weekend, US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro honored […]

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Doing what’s best for preschoolers: More jumping, dancing, and active play

Until recently, it was generally assumed that young children would naturally get the physical activity they need to stay healthy. But new research highlighted in this Seattle Times piece is showing that’s not the case. At the same time, evidence is showing the pay-off of doubling down on prevention in the early years including creating […]

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How a closer look at neighborhoods paints a different picture for our kids

Compared to other places in the country, King County is a great place to live. But with more than 2,100 square miles and 39 cities to its name, the region is hardly homogenous. When we drill down to the community level, we find great inequities in health and opportunity in King County, and the story […]

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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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