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Big Changes are Coming for Health and Human Services

Transformation. Integration. Collaboration. These three buzz words are changing the face of health and human services. Earlier this year, Washington State, home to some of the most innovative and transformational efforts in the nation, released their health care innovation plan. The plan identifies three core strategies to improve health and healthcare while [More]

FREE flu vaccinations on Nov. 2

Public Health - Seattle & King County is offering FREE flu vaccination clinics on Saturday, Nov. 2nd. For more information, please visit this Web site. [More]

Sign up now for affordable health care

Sign up now for affordable health care. Open enrollment is from Oct. 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014. See this video for more information. [More]

Health clinics to offer FREE flu shots

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]

Free health services at July 15 fair

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]

School-based health center helps immigrant teen

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]

Join Soda Free Sundays!

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]

New health center for immigrant/refugee students

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]

Children urged to live without TV, screens

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]

New Seattle Foundation Web Site – the Giving Center

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]