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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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Providence Marianwood Foundation »Providence Marianwood is a skilled nursing provider specializing in both short term rehabilitation and long term care.
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Tukwila Pantry »Tukwila Pantry, a local area food bank, serves residents of the City of Tukwila, SeaTac, Burien and Boulevard Park.
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Federal Way Senior Center »The Center offers seniors and other members of our community a rich array of recreational, learning and service-leadership opportunities – functioning always as a place where seniors come to play, learn and serve.
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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.
21.3%, or about 11,000 King County students in grade 8, 10, and 12 are overweight.
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Children’s Alliance
The Children’s Alliance advocates for policies to improve the lives of children.
If I Had One More Day
The most recent report of findings and recommendations from the Washington State Domestic Violence Fatality Review.
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.
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.
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.

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