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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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Open Arms Perinatal Services »Open Arms Perinatal Services is a community-based nonprofit organization that provides perinatal support services to low income pregnant women and their families.
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Washington Access Fund »The Access Fund is a statewide Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) established by and for people with disabilities in Washington state.
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Community Schools Collaboration »The Community Schools Collaboration (CSC) builds full service community schools to provide enriching and engaging learning experiences and health services for students and families.
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Success Story
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.
13.4% of Washington state residents have no health insurance.
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Children’s Alliance
The Children’s Alliance advocates for policies to improve the lives of children.
Social and Health Indicators Across King County
The Communities Count Partnership is committed to improving community health and well-being through information advocacy—providing accurate and timely reports on conditions that matter to King County residents.
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.
Childhood Obesity Factsheet
A fact sheet compiled by the Children's Alliance on childhood obesity.
Closing the Gap
There is a growing movement that acknowledges, researches, and provides creative approaches to this threat to our health based on a strategic analysis of the role of race in both the problems and the solutions. This report identifies best practices around the country, from both inside and outside of the health care system.

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