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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
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:

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.
The Health of Washington State
The Health of Washington State, 2007 assesses health status and related topics that are important to the Washington State Department of Health’s mission of protecting and improving health in Washington.
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.
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.
Children’s Alliance
The Children’s Alliance advocates for policies to improve the lives of children.
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