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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Assessment activities

Public health assessment involves using data from many sources to determine the health status, challenges and successes of our population; to track changes over time and note new developments in our area's health; to make this information available as widely as possible; and to suggest intervention points and solutions for disparities and other problems which are identified.

  • Community Health Indicators
    The Public Health Community Health Indicators Project is a set of indicators measuring the health of King County residents. It was developed to provide a broad array of comprehensive, population-based data to community-based organizations, community health centers, public agencies, policymakers and the general public. Community Health Indicators were conceived as a follow-up to the 2002 Institute of Medicine report, The Future of the Public’s Health in the 21st Century, which emphasizes relying on data about the entire community to look at multiple determinants of health.

  • Health of King County, 2006
    The Health of King County 2006 report examines the current health status of King County residents and recent trends, mostly spanning 10 years of available data.

  • Data request service
    Contact us to request data. Before making a request, consider checking our Community Health Indicators and our publications sites to see whether the data you are interested in may already be published and available. Please allow at least two weeks for fulfillment of the data request, and note that requests which take more than two hours to prepare will incur a charge.
Contracted projects
Data, reports and presentations

Contact:

Mailing address:
Public Health — Seattle & King County
Assessment, Policy Development and Evaluation Unit
401 5th Avenue, Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98104-1823

Phone: 206-263-8767
Fax: 206-296-0166

Data Request Service:

Data resources:

  • King County Community Health Indicators
    A set of indicators measuring the health of King County residents.

  • Communities Count Report (external site)
    A collaborative effort among multiple organizations to produce a report of population and community indicators for King County.


  • Public Health Digital Library
    A gateway to online public health resources, including free and fee-based full text articles, links to authoritative public health websites and searchable databases, and access to document delivery and reference assistance.

  • Census Viewer by King County GIS
    Census Viewer is web-based application that allows you to view maps and tables of more than 100 community census data indicators for 77 defined places throughout all of King County.

  • Data, publications and reports
    Authored by
    Public Health — Seattle & King County staff.