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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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Legal Voice »Legal Voice improves the lives of women and girls by changing laws to advance women's rights, advocating to ensure that laws are enforced to protect women's interests, and educating women and the community to better understand women's legal rights.
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Kindering Center »Kindering Center targets children ages 0-3 whose development is affected by biological disabilities or environmental factors that impact an array of skill areas including cognitive, motor, communication, feeding, and behavior.
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Overlake Hospital Foundation »Overlake operates centers of excellence in emergency and trauma, cancer, cardiac, surgical, and women's and infants' services, as well as outpatient clinics, a behavioral health unit, and community programs.
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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.
Stay Informed:

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.
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.
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.
Making Sustainability Legal
Sightline Institute's "Making Sustainability Legal" project is working to remove outdated rules that stop affordable, green solutions.
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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