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Public Health - Seattle & King County

2012 Public Health News Releases

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December 19, 2012
King County tobacco retailers caught selling to kids

December 18, 2012
King County infant dies of pertussis

November 15, 2012
Traffic deaths, homicides in King County decline

November 14, 2012
Public Health Center moves to Greenbridge

October 29, 2012
Income inequity persists in region, according to Communities Count numbers

October 26, 2012
Vaccinate now for the flu season

October 25, 2012
Investments in tuberculosis control bring infection rate down to 30-year low in King County

October 24, 2012
Local hero receives national honor for preventing carbon monoxide poisonings

October 22, 2012
King County Board of Health meeting on Oct. 26, 2012

October 1, 2012 (external site)
HHS Grants $3.6 Million for Obesity Prevention and Tobacco Control in South Seattle and South King County

September 26, 2012
DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in King County

September 18, 2012
Medical Examiner seeking assistance in identifying individual

September 14, 2012
King County Board of Health meeting on September 20, 2012

September 7, 2012
PSP keeps King County beaches closed for shellfish harvesting
Also in Spanish/Español: Se prohíbe la extracción de todo tipo de mariscos en el Condado de King

September 6, 2012
Reduction of sugary drink consumption urged as a key strategy for preventing obesity

August 31, 2012
Heart attack survival rate reaches a record 52 percent in King County, thanks to EMS/Medic One

August 29, 2012
Positive changes coming to school meals

August 20, 2012
Proposals soon accepted for HIV/AIDS care services in King, Snohomish and Island counties

August 20, 2012
Immunize now for a healthy and safe school year

August 6, 2012
Free child car seat check-up event in north King County

August 2, 2012
New EMS Advisory Task Force recommendations seek to keep costs down and maintain acclaimed regional service

July 20, 2012
King County closed for all species of shellfish harvesting

July 13, 2012
King County Board of Health meeting on July 19, 2012

July 3, 2012
Quartermaster Harbor closed for all species of shellfish harvesting

July 3, 2012 (external site)
EvergreenHealth, King County Team to Prevent Falls by Elderly

June 29, 2012 (external site)
King County kicks off river safety campaign in advance of Fourth of July holiday

June 28, 2012
Free child car set check-up events in King County

June 18, 2012
Child injury deaths in King County drop by 62 percent

June 15, 2012
King County Board of Health meeting on June 21, 2012

June 4, 2012
The Shockingly Simple-Restart a Heart campaign launches to highlight importance of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) in King County

May 31, 2012
Volunteers needed to assist in the event of public health emergencies in south King County

May 30, 2012
Smoking rates stall in King County, while 1 in 4 12th graders uses tobacco

May 30, 2012
King County pharmacies now offering low-cost whooping cough vaccine for uninsured

May 22, 2012
King County proclaims Emergency Medical Services Week

May 21, 2012
Decision-making begins for HIV care services funds in King, Snohomish and Island counties

May 11, 2012
King County Board of Health meeting on May 17, 2012

May 11, 2012
King County urges caution on rivers that are high, swift, cold from big mountain snowpack

May 7, 2012
Free whooping cough booster shots for adults without insurance

May 3, 2012
Affordable Care Act grant to fund improvements to Columbia Public Health Center

May 2, 2012
Choose a safe ride home this Cinco de Mayo weekend

April 12, 2012
King County poised to join local communities that support tobacco-free policies in busiest areas of parks

April 10, 2012
April Pools Day highlights fun and water safety

April 9, 2012
Calling all heroes: King County Executive honors Emergency Medical Dispatchers

March 22, 2012
Tuberculosis: Global threat, local impact

March 22, 2012
Healthier options brought to hundreds of thousands of residents

March 9, 2012
King County Board of Health meeting on March 15, 2012

March 6, 2012
Unusual rise in heroin overdose deaths over weekend

February 23, 2012
National recognition of local health champions

February 21, 2012
Innovative program trains firefighters as Community Medical Technicians

February 10, 2012
King County Board of Health meeting on February 16, 2012

February 2, 2012
Score a safe ride home after the Super Bowl

January 18, 2012
King County Board of Health meeting on Jan. 19, 2012 cancelled

January 12, 2012
King County Board of Health meeting on January 19, 2012