Tapping the strengths of Chinatown-International District to reach the most vulnerable

Here’s one thing experts in disasters know: the communities that recover the most quickly are the ones where people within neighborhoods help one another. The Chinatown-International District–with its strong social networks, breadth of community organizations, and existing communication channels–has the makings of a neighborhood resilient to disasters. At the same time, some residents of the I.D. have greater vulnerability […]

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It takes a village: The Seattle/King County Clinic with Remote Area Medical

The Seattle/King County Clinic, held at the Seattle Center from October 23-26, was an amazing community effort that provided free medical, dental, and vision services for 3,386 people, staffed entirely by volunteers. The event also was an opportunity to enroll those eligible for low cost health insurance and connect people to long term health care. We […]

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Who has you covered during a public health emergency?

By guest columnist Ashley Kelmore, Preparedness It’s early September and people from all over have travelled to Puyallup to eat ice cream and visit newborn farm animals at the State Fair. But soon after the fair closes, someone gets sick. We learn that a toxic biological agent was released during the last days of the […]

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