Vulnerable Residents 

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Opportunities to make healthy choices are essential for a healthy lifestyle. By engaging populations at high-risk for health problems, we can promote healthy lifestyles and raise the wellness of the entire community.


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tactics for giving to promote the well-being of vulnerable residents
  • Improve outcomes for individuals and families experiencing a crisis
  • Provide services to populations with special needs, such as the elderly and people with disabilities 
  • Meet the needs of individuals and families that have the least access to resources
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Informal Health, Fitness and Social Activities Support Healthy Lifestyles
The YMCA of Greater Seattle provides opportunities for youth and adults to participate in health, fitness and social activities that support healthy lifestyles. Informal options, such as walking clubs that meet at work lunch, make it possible for people to be active where they work.
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Making Sustainability Legal
Sightline Institute's "Making Sustainability Legal" project is working to remove outdated rules that stop affordable, green solutions.
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.
Childhood Obesity Factsheet
A fact sheet compiled by the Children's Alliance on childhood obesity.
Environmental Health News
The mission of Environmental Health News is to advance the public’s understanding of environmental health issues by publishing its own journalism and providing access to worldwide news.
Early Childhood Experiences Shape Health and Well-being Throughout Life
This report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation makes a strong case for early childhood as the best time to intervene for optimal social, emotional, intellectual, and yes, even health outcomes.
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