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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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TO SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATIONS:
Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center »The Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center (HSDC) provides clinical services, therapy, education, advocacy and technology (often at no cost or for reduced fees) to ensure effective communication.
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Community Homes Inc. »Community Homes owns six beautiful adult family homes serving 30 people with developmental disabilities throughout east King County.
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Therapeutic Health Services »THS is a nationally recognized non-profit organization providing a wide range of holistic treatment options and services for youth, individuals and families affected by chemical dependency and/or mental illness.
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Informal Health, Fitness and Social Activities Support Healthy Lifestyles
The YMCA of Greater Seattle provides opportunities for youth and adults to participate in health, fitness and social activities that support healthy lifestyles. Informal options, such as walking clubs that meet at work lunch, make it possible for people to be active where they work.
62% of American bankruptcies are linked to medical bills.
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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.
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.
Childhood Obesity Factsheet
A fact sheet compiled by the Children's Alliance on childhood obesity.
Children’s Alliance
The Children’s Alliance advocates for policies to improve the lives of children.
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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