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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.
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Children's Health Initiative
In early 2007, King County Executive Ron Sims, the King County Council, and community partners established the Children’s Health Initiative (CHI) to identify and enroll children in the public health insurance programs for which they were eligible.
Washington ranks 11 in nation in overall health
Washington state ranks No. 11 in the country in overall health, according to the latest "America's Health Rankings" survey. 
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.
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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