Good health makes a difference throughout our daily lives: at home, at work, shopping for groceries. People who are physically and mentally well are more involved, productive and empowered.
|Boys & Girls Clubs of King County »Boys & Girls Clubs of King County (BGCKC) serves 15,000 youth members through 14 Clubs in diverse communities throughout King County. Washington State CASA »Washington State CASA (WaCASA) provides statewide services and support to a network of 35 local and tribal Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs. API Chaya »API Chaya works to mobilize Asian and Pacific Islander communities to work toward ending violence, provide culturally appropriate support for survivors, and to influence policies to bring about social change.
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Recent Foundation Activities
Health Philanthropy Partnership
The Seattle Foundation is participating in the Health Philanthropy Partnership, a funders group interested in working together to help healthcare reform succeed in this state. We are exploring how to bring ideas of coordination and collaboration around healthcare to Washington.
Building Awareness of the Need for Healthcare Reform
CodeBlueNow! raises awareness about the need for healthcare reform, educates the public about the possibilities of a workable healthcare system, and then encourages public action toward tangible change. The organization’s Voters’ Healthcare Platform draws from market research as well as grassroots public opinion data collected from more than 6,000 survey participants across the country.
13.4% of Washington state residents have no health insurance.
|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.
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.
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.
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.