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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.


 

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Increase access to healthcare services
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Strengthen the ability of organizations to provide and deliver healthcare services
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Promote the well-being of our community's most vulnerable residents
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Safe Crossings Foundation »The Safe Crossings Foundation provides major funding for children's bereavement services provided by the Safe Crossings Children's Grief Counseling program and Camp Erin of King County.
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Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic »The Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic provides health care services at no cost to the uninsured and underinsured.
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Northwest Kidney Centers »Northwest Kidney Centers keeps people alive with dialysis care, educates the public about kidney health, and collaborates with UW Medicine in the Kidney Research Institute.
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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.
Success Story
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.
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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.
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.
Making Sustainability Legal
Sightline Institute's "Making Sustainability Legal" project is working to remove outdated rules that stop affordable, green solutions.
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.

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