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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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Eastside Legal Assistance Program »There is a substantial unmet need for civil legal services by low and moderate income people and victims/survivors of domestic violence. ELAP provides legal services using volunteer attorneys and a staff attorney and paralegal.
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Samaritan Center of Puget Sound »We provide counseling, education, consultation, mediation and other services for individuals, families, congregations and organizations.
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South King Early Intervention Program »At SKIP, we serve children ages birth to three who have a delay in their development or a diagnosed disability including Down syndrome, spina bifida, feeding difficulties, speech and language delays, motor delays, cerebral palsy, and autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
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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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Making Sustainability Legal
Sightline Institute's "Making Sustainability Legal" project is working to remove outdated rules that stop affordable, green solutions.
If I Had One More Day
The most recent report of findings and recommendations from the Washington State Domestic Violence Fatality Review.
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.
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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