July 15, 2022.Reading time 2 minutes.
On July 14, 2022, Public Health – Seattle & King County’s Health Officer, Dr. Jeff Duchin was joined by Dr. Janna Friedly of UW Medicine’s Post-COVID Rehabilitation and Recovery Clinic to discuss long-COVID, including impacts and resources. Dr. Duchin also provided an update on current COVID-19 trends. A transcript of the briefing is now available, […]
August 6, 2021.Reading time 2 minutes.
This virus is significantly nastier than previous COVID-19 viruses, and it’s challenging us in new ways. The bottom line: vaccines offer excellent protection against hospitalization and death from Delta. But if you aren’t vaccinated, you are more likely to be infected, hospitalized or die from COVID-19.
February 23, 2021.Reading time less than 1 minute.
On February 23rd, Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin in collaboration with the Washington State Department of Health and UW Medicine provided updates on the B.1.351 variant identified in Washington State.
September 5, 2017.Reading time 8 minutes.
Today, on the heels of a Lancet Public Health study that found an 18 year difference in life expectancy for men, and 14 year difference for women, we caught up with our Health Officer, Dr. Jeff Duchin, to talk about neighborhood-level data and how it informs our work. The study is a joint project by Institute […]
February 28, 2017.Reading time 12 minutes.
Updated 3/8/2017 Recently, the King County Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force recommended a comprehensive set of strategies to address the growing opioid epidemic. In today’s PH Insider, Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer at Public Health and Task Force Co-Chair shares his thoughts about CHELs. Community Health Engagement Locations (or CHELs) are one of […]
June 30, 2016.Reading time 9 minutes.
Our health officer, Dr. Jeff Duchin, recently wrote a Seattle Times op-ed demanding more national and local effort to address gun violence. He wrote the article following the devastating mass shooting in Orlando, but gun violence is much more than mass shootings – it includes suicides, homicides, assaults and unintentional deaths that involve a firearm […]