Comics from the Seattle/King County Clinic, part 3: The Impact

Five years have passed since the first Seattle/King County Clinic, a giant pop-up event that has offered free medical, dental and vision care each fall for four days at KeyArena. Public Health – Seattle & King County is proud to have been part of this enormous community effort, along with over 100 other organizations. In 2019, […]

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Comics from the Seattle/King County Clinic, part two: The Volunteers

In this is the second part of  3-part series, a team of artists talked to some of the over 4,000 volunteers at the 2018 Seattle/King County Clinic. The volunteers helped provide free medical, dental, and vision care at Seattle Center’s KeyArena over four days in September, and they also helped set up and take down the huge […]

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Comics from the 2018 Seattle/King County Clinic, part one: The Patients

Public Health – Seattle & King County is proud to be one of over 100 organizations that participated in the 2018 Seattle/King County Clinic. Over four days in September, more than 3,500 people received free medical, dental, and vision care there, waiting in line for long hours, even overnight, at KeyArena. For the third year, […]

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Public Health Reserve Corps in Action: Scenes from the Seattle/King County Clinic

November is a month for gratitude, and so we’re expressing our appreciation for the members of the Public Health Reserve Corps! They generously give their time to help our community at events like the recent Seattle/King County Clinic, a giant free clinic held for four days in September. And they stand ready to volunteer if […]

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Sketches from Outside the Margins: Stories from the Seattle/King County Clinic

This past October, I was part of a team of cartoonists who joined the volunteer force at the 2017 Seattle/King County Clinic to share the stories of the patients who seek the free medical, dental, and vision care at this giant pop-up clinic. We talked to patients as they waited–endlessly waited–for care to learn what […]

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Thankful for the Public Health Reserve Corps volunteers!

In this season of gratitude, we’re recognizing our wonderful Public Health Reserve Corps! PHRC volunteers, nearly 1000 strong,  provide healthcare services every week at food banks, homeless shelters, and drop-in centers and they stand ready to support our department in the event of a disaster or emergency. Over 350 PHRC members volunteered alongside current and […]

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