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Providing regular, updated data on the health of King County's population is a core function of Public Health — Seattle & King County. Data is intended to inform the community, including policy makers, medical personnel, researchers, community-based organizations, government agencies and individuals to understand and respond to diseases, threats and underlying conditions impacting our health.

Data highlights

Firearm Deaths Among Residents of King County and Seattle, 2012-2016
The first step in developing strategies to decrease deaths from firearms is to understand current data and trends. This chart pack provides data on firearm deaths among residents of King County and Seattle, WA, including population demographics and trends.

2018 HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Report
For at least three years, King County has met the World Health Organization's goal of ensuring that 90% of all persons living with HIV know of their infection, that 90% of diagnosed persons are receiving medical care, and that 90% of those in care are virally suppressed.

2017 King County Medical Examiner's Annual Report
This report reflects the activities pertaining to the investigation of jurisdictional deaths in King County. Data provided within this report helps shape Public Health policies designed to save lives by reducing preventable deaths.

The Assessment, Policy Development and Evaluation Unit's primary work is assessment and evaluation of population-based data and interventions, integrating qualitative analysis, and policy development. We are a multidisciplinary group of epidemiologists, social research scientists, and policy specialists. We collaborate with community and other Public Health — Seattle & King County divisions, using and developing state-of-the-art techniques for data collection and analysis. Our goal is to provide leadership and technical assistance for population-level health assessment, data-driven program planning, program evaluation, and policy.

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