April 6, 2018.Reading time 2 minutes.
What are the many ways Public Health touches your life? For Public Health Week, we took to the streets to learn how public health professionals are working to promote health across King County. From restaurant inspectors to school-based health providers to STD experts, our staff went live on Facebook to show us how they get […]
October 31, 2017.Reading time 6 minutes.
Every five days on average, a child or teen is killed or hospitalized by gunfire in Washington state. Nationally, 8,400 children are killed or hospitalized every year from firearms. Safe storage of firearms can prevent many of these tragedies and save lives, but people need to be educated on solutions. U.S. Senator Patty Murray asked […]
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 […]