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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
The Seattle Foundation evaluated organization
21.3%, or about 11,000 King County students in grade 8, 10, and 12 are overweight.
Success Story
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.
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.
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.
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.
Making Sustainability Legal
Sightline Institute's "Making Sustainability Legal" project is working to remove outdated rules that stop affordable, green solutions.
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