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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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ABOUT THESE STRATEGIES:
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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TO SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATIONS:
Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County »Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County provides free, around-the-clock registered nursing availability to terminally ill patients while supporting them and their families emotionally, physically and spiritually with a team of trained caregivers and volunteers.
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International Drop-In Center »International Drop-In Center (IDIC) is a community-based, nonprofit senior services center that provides safe and healthy caring programs, advocacy and assistance.
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Greater Maple Valley Community Center »GMVCC provides community-based programs that offer healthy choices and alternatives to reduce neglect and isolation, and prevent violence and substance abuse.
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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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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.
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.
Children’s Alliance
The Children’s Alliance advocates for policies to improve the lives of children.
Kids Count Data Center
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT Data Center provides more than 100 indicators of child well-being, including economic status, health, safety and risk factors.

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