Public Health encourages immigrant clients to access services without fear

(información en español) All people should feel safe when they get health services. Unfortunately, recent federal immigration proposals have made people in immigrant communities feel more fear and stress. Some families feel they must choose between two risks. Should they avoid a clinic and possibly risk their health? Or should they risk an encounter with […]

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Racism, Injustice and Public Health

By Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer The horrible violence of the past week, with the killing of black men by police officers in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis and of white police officers protecting peaceful demonstrators in Dallas, revolting and deeply offending to all, has left us feeling confused, helpless and frightened.  As a public health […]

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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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Four esteemed Public Health colleagues receive awards at the annual Washington State Public Health Association meeting

Washington’s largest public health conference — held every fall by the Washington State Public Health Association (WSPHA) — honored four Public Health–Seattle & King County employees.  All four are extremely dedicated to health equity and were recognized for exemplifying excellence and dedication in the field of public health. Dr. Ngozi Oleru, Division Director of Environmental Health, […]

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