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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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Dynamic Partners »Dynamic is an innovative union between nonprofit organizations, social ventures, and world-class professionals all devoted to the lives of children with special needs and the people who love them.
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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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Northwest Kidney Centers »Northwest Kidney Centers keeps people alive with dialysis care, educates the public about kidney health, and collaborates with UW Medicine in the Kidney Research Institute.
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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.
62% of American bankruptcies are linked to medical bills.
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Washington ranks 14 in nation in overall health
Washington state ranks No. 14 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.
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.
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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