Parenting is hard work, and it is our hope that learning about your experiences as a parent, child’s health, family strengths, and community supports will help Best Starts for Kids build on strengths and meet needs for families across King County.
If you are exposed to measles, you will need evidence of immunity to measles to be able to attend childcare, school, and work. We want you to know what counts as evidence of measles immunity so you can get your documentation before you are ever exposed to measles.
NOTE: All exposure locations in King County, including those from previous cases in 2019, are updated at www.kingcounty.gov/measles/cases. Public Health – Seattle & King County is investigating a new confirmed measles case in a King County resident, a woman in her 20s, with possible public exposures in Kenmore and Seattle. She was in close contact [...]
Even if you slept through this morning’s 4.6 earthquake (like me), consider it Mother Nature’s kick-in-the-pants to update your readiness for the Big One. Or as our friends at King County Office of Emergency put it: Today’s earthquake was a literal “wake up” call. It’s true that our region has the potential for a major earthquake (remember that [...]
You’ve probably seen a lot in the news lately about the youth vaping epidemic sweeping the country. Did you know that people (including kids) also vape cannabis? And, vaping cannabis comes with many of its own health and social implications.
NOTE: All exposure locations in King County, including those from previous cases in 2019, are updated at kingcounty.gov/measles/cases. Public Health – Seattle & King County is investigating a new confirmed measles case with possible public exposures. The King County resident, a teenager, visited the Auburn Community Center while infectious before receiving the diagnosis of measles. [...]
Every few years, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office (KCMEO) hosts a unique memorial to ensure that every King County resident is remembered. Those who died without resources or family to claim their remains for a proper burial are looked after through the work of the county’s indigent remains program. The next ceremony to remember these individuals [...]
Data from the 2018 Overdose Death Report is now available. The report finds that in recent years, overdoses from prescription opioids and heroin have remained stable, while overdoses involving methamphetamine and illicit fentanyl have increased.
Now is the time to get ready for smoke season, especially taking steps to protect your health. Learn what you may need in your home, what to plan for at work, and when to talk to your healthcare provider about smoke exposure.