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Accessible healthcare is vital to the health and wellness of every community. Access to more affordable care makes it possible to treat more people with chronic health problems and helps others stay healthy, ultimately ensuring the quality of health throughout our region.

 

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tactics for giving to improve access to healthcare
  • Serve underserved and at-risk populations
  • Sustain or increase delivery capacity
  • Address health disparities or disproportionately affected populations
The Seattle Foundation evaluated organization
13.4% of Washington state residents have no health insurance.
Success Story
Mobile Dental Program Brings Treatment to Low-income, Homeless and Migrant Communities
Medical Teams International’s Mobile Dental Program brings treatment to low-income, homeless and migrant communities in King County and throughout our region. Using offices set up in 38-foot, converted Winnebagos, the program offers services that are free or low cost and help people lead healthier, more productive lives.
Stay Informed:

County Health Rankings
The County Health Rankings study examines factors such as life expectancy and smoking rates to determine a county's health and helps policymakers see a clearer picture of the needs of their communities.
Closing the Gap
There is a growing movement that acknowledges, researches, and provides creative approaches to this threat to our health based on a strategic analysis of the role of race in both the problems and the solutions. This report identifies best practices around the country, from both inside and outside of the health care system.
Social and Health Indicators Across King County
The Communities Count Partnership is committed to improving community health and well-being through information advocacy—providing accurate and timely reports on conditions that matter to King County residents.
If I Had One More Day
The most recent report of findings and recommendations from the Washington State Domestic Violence Fatality Review.
Health of King County Report
The Health of King County is a synthesis of public health data designed to provide a broad overview of the health of King County residents.
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