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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Public Health partnerships, coalitions and initiatives

Child Profile Health Promotion System (external link)
Child Profile is Washington state's health promotion and immunization registry system designed to help ensure our children receive the preventive care they need.

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.

Contracts and resources for contractors
A resource to agencies and individuals contracting with Public Health - Seattle & King County including contract compliance forms, useful information about the contracting process and contact phone numbers for contracted services.

Equity and Social Justice Initiative
The King County Equity & Social Justice Initiative aims to eliminate long-standing and persistent inequities and social injustices so King County residents can live in communities of opportunity. To reach this goal, all communities must be equipped with the means to provide individuals with access to livable wage, affordable housing, quality education, quality heath care, and safe and vibrant neighborhoods.

Epi Scholars Program, Public Health
The Epi Scholars Program is a national program offering 10 week summer internships in 2014 in applied epidemiology research to highly qualified public health masters and doctoral level epidemiology students.

Global to Local Initiative (G2L)
The Global to Local Health Initiative will serve Tukwila and SeaTac residents who have little or no access to basic health services and economic opportunity. G2L will build on the expertise of Washington State's global health institutions, bringing home strategies that have proved effective in addressing health disparities in developing countries.

Health and Human Services Transformation Panel
In November 2012, the Metropolitan King County Council passed Motion 13768 which calls for the King County Executive, in collaboration with a community stakeholder panel informed by local and national expertise, to develop a plan for an accountable and integrated system of health, human services, and community-based prevention and wellness. The plan is due to the Council by June 1, 2013.

Health Reform
The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 along with the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 will overhaul our nation’s current health care system by incrementally expanding coverage, controlling health care costs, and improving our health care delivery system. This website is to educate and inform the residents of Seattle and King County and our health care community on health reform.

Healthy Aging Partnership (external link)
The mission of the Healthy Aging Partnership is to promote healthy aging through community partnerships by educating social service and health care professionals, caregivers, policymakers and others in our community about issues related to the health and well being of older adults.

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation: Monitoring Disparities in Chronic Conditions (MDCC) Study (external link)
The goal of this project is to design a data collection system that will track chronic diseases and their risk factors in US communities through multiple sources; King County is a pilot county for this study.

King County Health Care Coalition
A network of healthcare organizations and providers that are committed to strengthening the healthcare system for emergencies.

King County Steps to a HealthierUS
Steps to a HealthierUS in Seattle and King County 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.

King County Traffic Safety Coalition
The King County Traffic Safety Coalition's goal is to prevent injuries and save lives resulting from motor vehicle crashes along Highway 99.

Portal to Partners (external link)
A public/private partnership with local area businesses, non-profit organizations and theChildren and Family Commission.

Public Health Online – degrees and career search (external link)
Resource site for seeking education and a career in Public Health and related disclipines.

Puget Sound Health Alliance (external link)
The Puget Sound Health Alliance is a private, non-profit organization; a team effort of those who provide, pay for and use health care services, working together to improve the quality of patient care for a healthier community, at a price more people can afford. More than 140 organizations from the public and private sectors, including Public Health -Seattle & King County, have joined the Health Alliance.

REACH 2010 Coalition
The REACH Coalition, which includes Public Health-Seattle & King County, works cooperatively toward the goal of eliminating diabetes-related health disparities among African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic/Latino communities in King County.

Request for Proposal (RFP)
Current requests for proposals by Public Health - Seattle & King County programs.

Washington Public Health Practice-Based Research Network (WA PBRN)
The Washington Public Health Practice-Based Research Network (WA PBRN) is a group of public health agencies that collaborate with public health research centers on applied studies designed to identify ways of improving the organization, financing and delivery of public health services in real world community settings.

Washington State Association of Local Public Health Officials (WSALPHO)
The partnership and collective voice of Washington state's local health jurisdictions.