Archive for 'Public Health'
Please join us at the Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens’ Senior Coffee Hour, this month featuring Medicare regional administrator John T. Hammarlund who will speak about health care reform in Washington state. DATE: Thursday, May 16, 2013 TIME: 10:00-11:00 a.m. LOCATION: The Armory (formerly Seattle Center House), balcony level, Room H. As the Regional [More]
Posted: May 9th, 2013 under Human Interests, Public Health, Seniors.
Tags: health care, health care reform, Medicaid, Medicare
Public Health – Seattle & King County is offering free flu vaccination clinics to make flu vaccine more widely available to people without health insurance or who are unable to pay. Flu vaccine (shots and nasal spray) is also available at many healthcare provider offices and pharmacies for those who have insurance [More]
Posted: January 16th, 2013 under Human Interests, Public Health.
Tags: flu shot, influenza, vaccination, vaccine
NEXT 50 HEALTH FAIR 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, July 15 KeyArena Next 50 Health Fair, part of Global Health Month, offers a variety of FREE health services and information. No insurance or appointments are necessary. Area clinics and hospitals will provide the following: dental services, diabetes and cholesterol screenings, vision [More]
Posted: July 3rd, 2012 under Human Interests, Public Health.
Tags: health care, health clniic
Here’s a story from one of our community partners, International Community Health Services, about a teenaged client at a school-based health center in Seattle. The program is funded by the Families & Education Levy. [More]
Posted: November 4th, 2011 under Human Interests, Public Health.
Tags: immigrants, school-based health centers
Soda Free Sundays, a project of the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition and partners, is encouraging everyone in King County and beyond to take a break from soda and sugary drinks each Sunday for the next six weeks. This six-week effort kicked off at the Seattle Center on April 26th. It's not too [More]
Posted: May 16th, 2011 under Human Interests, Public Health.
Tags: childhood obesity, soda
The City of Seattle announced on April 15 that International Community Health Services has been selected to be the lead agency in developing and operating the City’s newest school-based health center at the Secondary Bilingual Orientation Center, a school for 6th to 12th grade immigrant and refugee students. Funding for the clinic was recommended [More]
Posted: April 19th, 2011 under Human Interests, Public Health, Youth.
Tags: immigrants, refugees, school-based health centers
Kids across the country will have extra hours to "Live Outside the Box" this week when they turn off the television for National Screen Free Week, April 18-24. Watching television, including movies and video games, takes time away from the physical activity that children need every day to be healthy and happy. [More]
Posted: April 19th, 2011 under Human Interests, Public Health.
Tags: no screens, screen time, television, video games
The Seattle Foundation, one of the nation's largest community foundations, recently launched a new Web site, the Giving Center. The site provides information for prospective donors on 675 nonprofits doing a wide range of work. Financial and evaluation information is included for each organization described. Launch of the site was covered in the Seattle Times [More]
Posted: September 16th, 2010 under Child Care, Domestic Violence, Early Learning, Family Support, Homeless Services, Human Interests, Public Health, Seniors, Youth, Youth Violence.
Tags: giving, nonprofits, Seattle Foundation, web site
The fight against tobacco use and obesity just got a big boost. The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) was among the recipients of 51 Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grants totaling $8.9 million from Public Health - Seattle & King County to fund school districts, community-based organizations, and local governments to [More]
Posted: July 23rd, 2010 under Early Learning, Human Interests, Public Health, Seniors.
Tags: grants, nutrition, obesity, prevention, Public Health, tobacco
A report by Children's HealthWatch shows that access to benefits such as nutrition, housing and utility support programs makes a significant difference in a child's lifelong development and learning. Compared to children in low-income families receiving no benefits, children in households receiving benefits were more likely to meet the criteria for being a “well” [More]
Posted: July 7th, 2010 under Asset Building, Early Learning, Family Support, Human Interests, Public Health.
Tags: benefits, child development, children, health, nutrition