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King County Board of Health meeting on May 21, 2015
The King County Board of Health holds its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 1:30 pm. Updates and briefings to the Board this month include discussion on the health needs and assets of King County communities and designing an "Accountable Community of Health" partnership in King County.


King County Public Health director receives statewide leadership award
Patty Hayes, the interim director of Public Health – Seattle & King County, received a statewide award for her work to improve the health and well-being of women, children, and families in Washington.


Free child car seat check-up events in King County
Several free child car seat check-up events are happening locally over the next few months for parents, parents-to-be and caregivers, starting on Friday, April 24. Hosted by Public Health - Seattle & King County, the checks make sure child care seats are installed properly to save lives.


Fun, free pool events promote safe water adventures this season
There will be free swim time and water safety activities at over 30 participating city, county, and private pools statewide. Most events will be held on April Pools Day, Saturday, April 18, but check with your local pool for specific dates and times.


Two people diagnosed with active TB at local school
Two cases of active TB at a local school are being investigated. There is no evidence that the two cases were acquired at the school, however, out of an abundance of caution health officials are recommending TB tests for all members of the school community.