April 11, 2018.Reading time 2 minutes.
Adapted from blog post originally featured on Communities Count. For the first time, extensive interactive data on health and well-being in King County communities is available on Public Health’s Community Health Indicators website. The site makes it easier to visually explore public health data and drill down by geography and other demographics. From what’s the best predictor of a […]
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 6, 2015.Reading time 5 minutes.
Update: 5/22/17: New data are available that show the immunizations levels at schools across King County. According to Libby Page from our Communicable Disease and Immunization program, rates at most schools have stayed stable, with about 17,000 (5.2%) children across the county still not fully protected from vaccine-preventable diseases. Meanwhile, preventable disease outbreaks continue to […]