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Public Health - Seattle & King County

King County Board of Health

The Health of King County: There is much to be done in 2015

The Health of King County was presented by Patty Hayes, Interim Director of Public Health - Seattle & King County before the King County Board of Health on January 15, 2015 and includes key accomplishments, focus areas for the year ahead including challenges and opportunities.

Download the Health of King County presentation (PDF)

The King County Board of Health sets county-wide policies and regulations to protect and promote the health of King County residents. Over the years, the Board of Health has enacted countless measures to improve the health and well-being of King County residents, including banning trans fats in restaurants, regulating e-cigarettes and requiring the use of bicycle helmets.

The 11-member board is comprised of three health professionals and eight elected officials who serve terms ranging from one to three years. The Board of Health meets on the third Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Metropolitan King County Council Chambers, unless otherwise specified.

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If you have any questions about the Board of Health, please use our online form or call 206-296-4600.

Mailing address:

King County Board of Health
Attn: Maria Wood, Board of Health Administrator
401 5th Ave., Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98104

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Secure Medicine Return

The King County Board of Health has adopted a Rule & Regulation to provide a safe medicine disposal system for King County residents. Learn more.