November 1, 2016.Reading time 7 minutes.
Recent news reports of acute flaccid myelitis in Washington state (and nationally) have caught the attention of worried parents. Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer at Public Health – Seattle & King County, weighs in on the risk and clarifies some of the confusing details. Q: What is acute flaccid myelitis (AFM)? A: AFM is a rare […]
March 21, 2016.Reading time 6 minutes.
Since 2003, not a single child in King County has died from a helmet-preventable bicycle injury. What helped lead to this victory? King County’s Child Death Review – a collaborative effort to identify opportunities and interventions that prevent children from dying. As the ‘doctor’ for the community, we are responsible for looking at broad trends […]
May 15, 2015.Reading time 3 minutes.
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 […]
May 9, 2015.Reading time 4 minutes.
Being a new mom isn’t easy for anyone. This reality is especially true for moms with a low income who don’t have much support. Which is why, in 1999, Public Health – Seattle & King County began the Nurse-Family Partnership program (NFP) to help set young moms and their children on a healthy path for […]