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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:

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.
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.
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.
Making Sustainability Legal
Sightline Institute's "Making Sustainability Legal" project is working to remove outdated rules that stop affordable, green solutions.
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.
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