Survivor Tales: In Deep Water

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 […]

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Why testing for lead helps kids…and how you can get free testing

Lead exposure can harm brain growth in young children, so it’s important for toddlers and preschoolers to be tested for lead if they have any of the risk factors. We’re offering free lead testing at many events this August, and we have a comic strip to explain why testing for lead benefits young children.

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Climate Changes Health

Climate change is today’s theme for National Public Health Week to draw attention to one of the greatest threats to public health. Our Climate Health Action Team created this comic with Seattle artist Mita Mahato to illustrate how climate change is already having serious impacts on our health here in King County and what we […]

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Comics from the Seattle/King County Clinic, part 3: The Impact

Five years have passed since the first Seattle/King County Clinic, a giant pop-up event that has offered free medical, dental and vision care each fall for four days at KeyArena. Public Health – Seattle & King County is proud to have been part of this enormous community effort, along with over 100 other organizations. In 2019, […]

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Comics from the Seattle/King County Clinic, part two: The Volunteers

In this is the second part of  3-part series, a team of artists talked to some of the over 4,000 volunteers at the 2018 Seattle/King County Clinic. The volunteers helped provide free medical, dental, and vision care at Seattle Center’s KeyArena over four days in September, and they also helped set up and take down the huge […]

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Comics from the 2018 Seattle/King County Clinic, part one: The Patients

Public Health – Seattle & King County is proud to be one of over 100 organizations that participated in the 2018 Seattle/King County Clinic. Over four days in September, more than 3,500 people received free medical, dental, and vision care there, waiting in line for long hours, even overnight, at KeyArena. For the third year, […]

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