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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:

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.
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.
If I Had One More Day
The most recent report of findings and recommendations from the Washington State Domestic Violence Fatality Review.
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.
Washington ranks 14 in nation in overall health
Washington state ranks No. 14 in the country in overall health, according to the latest America's Health Rankings survey. 
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