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Public Health - Seattle & King County

King County Steps to Health

401 - 5th Avenue, Suite 900
Seattle, WA 98104

Steps to a Healthier US logo King County Steps to Health is a federally-funded program lead by community partners and Public Health - Seattle & King County, focusing on the areas of asthma, diabetes, obesity, nutrition, physical activity and tobacco.

Steps to Health aims to:

  • reduce the impact of chronic diseases through preventing and controlling asthma, diabetes and obesity.
  • promote a comprehensive approach that coordinates actions at the individual, family, clinical, school and community levels and integrates interventions addressing multiple chronic conditions.
  • reduce health disparities due to chronic illness by reaching social and ethnic groups that are disproportionately affected.

The Steps Consortium is open to any organizations, agencies and individuals interested in the Steps initiative. There are currently more than 75 members, including community-based organizations, health care providers, hospitals, health plans, clinics, universities, faith-based groups, government agencies and school districts.

Diabetes modules and handouts
Steps interventions
Complementary initiatives in the community
Previously funded projects
Healthy & Active Rainier Valley Coalition
Steps Leadership Team
Steps to Health King County: Summary Evaluation Report, March 2009 (PDF)
Steps Towards Sustainability by Jim Krieger, MD, MPH (PowerPoint)
Contact us

Dan Lessler, Associate Program Director
dlessler@u.washington.edu

Jim Krieger, Program Director
James.Krieger@kingcounty.gov

Shape Up! Seniors encouraged to remain active to reduce falls

The Shape Up campaign is designed to get seniors involved with physical activity programs at four community centers: North Bellevue Community Center, Bitter Lake Community Center, Burien Senior Center, and Northshore Senior Center.


Diabetes in King County, April 2007
The number of people in King County with diabetes doubled in the past decade. Such a rapid increase in the occurrence of a chronic illness is very rare. Diabetes now affects 84,000 adults in King County or 5.8% of the adult population.