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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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Seattle Counseling Service »Seattle Counseling Service (SCS) is a community resource that advocates, educates and serves to advance the social well being and mental health of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities.
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Consejo Counseling and Referral Service »Consejo Counseling and Referral Service was founded in 1978 to provide culturally competent mental health services and substance abuse treatment to under-served, low-income Latino individuals and families throughout Washington.
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Wellspring Family Services »Wellspring Family Services offers practical resources and therapeutic support to help families build resilience to overcome life’s challenges.
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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
Mobile Dental Program Brings Treatment to Low-income, Homeless and Migrant Communities
Medical Teams International’s Mobile Dental Program brings treatment to low-income, homeless and migrant communities in King County and throughout our region. Using offices set up in 38-foot, converted Winnebagos, the program offers services that are free or low cost and help people lead healthier, more productive lives.
62% of American bankruptcies are linked to medical bills.
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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.
Making Sustainability Legal
Sightline Institute's "Making Sustainability Legal" project is working to remove outdated rules that stop affordable, green solutions.
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. 
Childhood Obesity Factsheet
A fact sheet compiled by the Children's Alliance on childhood obesity.
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.

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