The Environmental Health division helps ensure the food, water and environment of Snohomish County are safe from health threats such as disease, pollution, pests, and other hazards. The division issues permits, responds to complaints, and ensures that environmental health regulations, the local Sanitary Codes, are followed. Read more

Communicable Disease Control is an essential component in protecting the health of our citizens. The Communicable Disease division focuses on prevention and control of communicable disease through monitoring, outbreak response, education, vaccination, and preparedness activities. Read more

 

The Community Health Division stresses preventive care programs. The Division promotes health through educational outreach. Staff convenes and facilitates coalitions and partnerships to improve health and services through best practices and evidence based strategies. Read more

The Snohomish Health District’s Healthy Communities program works to prevent chronic diseases by supporting healthy places to live, work and play. Chronic diseases are the leading contributors to morbidity and mortality in the United States.

 

We focus on changing policies, community systems, and environments to improve the overall community health of youth and adults, including reducing obesity-related disease. We promote the elimination of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke. We work within systems to support the planning of walkable communities, improve food access and promote tobacco free policies for campuses, public housing, farmers markets and parks. Read more

 
  • 2015 Annual Report
  • Share the Love, Not the Disease
  • Bats - Creepy or Cute?
  • Opioid Overdose
  • 5210 Campaign
 

Maternal and Child Health Survey

We are all committed to improving the well-being of our state’s parents, babies, children and youth—and the communities in which they live. Snohomish Health District has been asked by the Washington State Department of Health to gather feedback on the work they are currently doing. Your input will help guide their work in the future. TAKE THE SURVEY. 
 

New Chickenpox Vaccine Requirement Starts This Fall

For the 2016-17 school year, all public and private school students, grades K-12, will be required to have 2 doses of chickenpox (varicella) vaccine. For more information, go to our IMMUNIZATION page.


 

Request For Proposals

The Snohomish Health District is currently seeking proposals for legal services. You can review requirements and submittal instructions HERE.


 

Inventory of Items for Sale

We are working with Public Surplus to sell equipment and materials no longer being used by the Health District. You can view items available HERE.
 

Snohomish County Oral Health Report

Oral health is vital to an individual’s overall health. Many Americans do not have access to preventive dental care or treatment for a number of reasons. Using public health data sources, a new report has been published that examines the status of oral health among Snohomish County youth and adults. View the report HERE.
  • Food safety & food worker cards

    How restaurant staff handle food is key to keeping us safe from food-borne illness and disease. Food worker health cards help ensure that all workers are knowledgeable about best practices and safety.

  • Women, Infants, Children

    Pregnant women, infants, and children under 5 can get help with food and advice from the Snohomish Health District’s Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) program.

  • Birth certificates

    It's easy to get a birth certificate in Snohomish County. The Vital Records office can provide official copies of birth certificates for anyone born in Washington state from 1907 to the present.

  • Safe drinking water

    Regular water tests are recommended for all water systems to help determine if your water supply is safe to drink at home and in your community.

  • Injection drug use

    If you have a history of injection drug use, you may be at risk for hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, and other diseases. We offer free services for people who inject drugs and their friends and families.

  • Septic as-builts

    The Snohomish Health District offers an online database of septic system records for properties in Snohomish County. To access as-built records, visit our DAVE database of septic records.

  • Health data & reports

    The Snohomish Health District collects, analyzes and distributes data about health and disease trends and issues in Snohomish County. Here you will find data related to health data and reports.

  • Dental resources

    The Snohomish Health District maintains a list of dentists who provide services to low income adults and children. The Low Cost Dental Resources table lists dentists, clinics and services.

Public Health News
  • Board of Health Approves Pharmaceutical Stewardship Ordinance
    At its board meeting on Tuesday, the Board of Health voted 10-0 in favor of approving the pharmaceutical stewardship ordinance as proposed. Snohomish County is now the second in the state to pass such a regulation, modeled closely after the one approved by King County in 2013. Read More...
  • Event Aimed at Reducing the Stigma of Mental Health - May 7
    With substance abuse and suicide rates for youth in Snohomish County among the highest in the state, partners began meeting more than a year ago to plan a resource fair unlike any other in the nation. While treatment and help after the fact will always be needed, raising awareness of the critical role mental health well-being plays in prevention is needed. Read More...
  • Board of Health Meeting, April 12: 2015 Health Champions Recognized
    In conjunction with this month’s Board of Health meeting, the Snohomish Health District will recognize individuals and businesses in a new 2015 Health Champions ceremony. The Board of Health will also continue discussions on how Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and First Steps services will be provided in Snohomish County in 2017 and beyond. The meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12 in the District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash. Read More...
  • Food and Environmental Related Fees to Increase April 1 
    As approved by the Snohomish County Board of Health in the 2016 budget, all environmental health related fees will see a 4.6 percent increase effective April 1, 2016. This includes a 1.6 percent increase based upon consumer price index (CPI), plus a new 3 percent technology fee to offset the investment in technology upgrades in progress. The services provided by the Environmental Health Division strive to be full cost recovery.Read More...
  • Share Your Thoughts on Pharmaceutical Stewardship March 25-April 15 
    Unused prescription and over-the-counter medicines pose a risk to our families, communities and the environment. To prevent misuse, medicines need to be stored safely in the home, and properly disposed when no longer needed. Throwing medicines away or flushing them down the toilet are not safe or appropriate disposal practices. Medicine take-back programs are part of a comprehensive approach to preventing prescription drug abuse, as well as a secure and environmentally sound way to dispose of leftover or expired medicines.Read More...
  • Policy Options for Pharmaceutical Stewardships; Transition Plans for WIC and First Steps to be Focus
    During its regular board meeting, the Board of Health will hear a briefing from the Pharmaceutical Stewardship Ad Hoc Committee, followed by an expanded work session to discuss how WIC and First Steps services will be provided in Snohomish County in 2017 and beyond. The meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. The meeting will be held in the District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.Read More...

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