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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:
Community Lunch on Capitol Hill »Community Lunch works with hundreds of volunteers to provide hot meals to the homeless and hungry of Seattle.
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Eastside Academy »Eastside Academy (EA) serves teens who have experienced challenges such as homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction, dysfunctional and abusive homes, criminal history, mental health issues and expulsion from public schools.
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Senior Services »Senior Services is the most comprehensive non-profit agency serving older adults and their loved ones in Washington State.
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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.
13.4% of Washington state residents have no health insurance.
Stay Informed:

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.
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.
If I Had One More Day
The most recent report of findings and recommendations from the Washington State Domestic Violence Fatality Review.
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.

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