King County’s diverse South Asian community unites to fight COVID-19 

ਪੰਜਾਬੀ | हिन्दी | नेपाली | اردو On most Sundays, the Gurudwara Singh Sabha is a gathering place for members of the Sikh faith, most of them immigrants from the Punjab region of India. They come to pray, to socialize and to do work that promotes principles of Sikhi: equality, justice and wellness for all.  On a recent weekend, it was a gathering place for Sikhs, Hindus, […]

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Community Health Boards Make Resilient Communities

Community connectedness is one of the pillars of health that can counter the impacts of trauma and adversity. Yesterday’s blog introduced some key concepts in trauma-informed practice. In today’s blog, we’ll look at how communities are building those connections and fostering resilience, demonstrating how community-led initiatives are beneficial for health.  In the field of public health […]

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A behind the scenes look at buprenorphine ‘treatment on demand’

The Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Taskforce recently published a 2017 Year End Report alongside highlights of actions taken to address the growing opiate epidemic in our region. The highlights show that in the past year, 40 new access points for buprenorphine–one of the best treatments available for opiate use disorder–became available. Buprenorphine supports recovery and reduces the […]

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