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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Chronic disease prevention

Asthma resources
Tips on avoiding respiratory "triggers" that set off an asthma episode and details the efforts by the King County Asthma Forum.

Breast, Cervical & Colon Health Program
Free breast and cervical cancer screening for low-income women with the goals to increase early detection of breast and cervical cancer through regular mammogram and Pap test screening, increase preventive health knowledge and behaviors and facilitate access to health care and insurance.

Colon cancer
If you are age 50 or older, colon health screening could save your life. With regular screening, you can stop colon cancer before it starts. Colon cancer starts with a growth, also called a polyp, that is not cancer. Colon health screening can find and remove growths before they develop into cancer.

Community health data
A set of indicators measuring the health of King County residents. It provides a broad array of comprehensive, population-based data with the emphasis on relying on data about the entire community to look at multiple determinants of health. Specific data related to chronic health include
  • Activity limitation
  • Fair or poor health
  • Number of unhealthy days
  • Diabetes prevalence
  • No leisure physical activity
  • Percentage of smokers
  • Asthma prevalence
  • Unhealthy weight
Community Transformation Grant (CTG) Small Communities Program
A collaborative effort to change systems so all residents can be physically active, have access to healthy foods and drinks and live in tobacco-free environments.

Data Watch Reports
Trends in key health indicators for King County including chronic diseases.

King County Steps to Health
Focuses on the areas of asthma, diabetes, obesity, nutrition, physical activity and tobacco.

Nutrition
Tips and facts on making healthy food choices in your daily diet.

Physical activity
The benefits of regular physical activity in preventing chronic disease have been reported widely. Regular physical activity can also help manage the symptoms of chronic disease and improve quality of life.

REACH coalition for diabetes
The mission of the REACH Coalition is to reduce diabetes health disparities experienced by communities of color.