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

 
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Request for Proposal - Environmental Health Information Management (EHIM) Software

The Snohomish Health District (SHD) is soliciting proposals for an Information Management solution to automate and support the functions of its Environmental Health (EH) division, particularly around Permit and Complaint Management.

Heroin use in Snohomish County

Opioid use, especially heroin use, is an increasingly serious problem in Snohomish County. This new report looks at local mortality and treatment trends, as well as the need to move toward evidence-based practices in order to prevent heroin use, treat addictions, and prevent overdose deaths. Read more...

Folic acid & pregnancy

January is Folic Acid Awareness and promotes the importance of folic acid consumption before and during early pregnancy. Folic acid can be taken as a multi-vitamin or through fortified foods, and can prevent up to 70% of some forms of serious birth defects of the brain and spine. Over 2,100 birth defects could be prevented each year in the US if women got enough folic acid before pregnancy.

  • 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.

  • Keep your shots up-to-date!

    The Snohomish Health District offers vaccinations, tuberculosis (TB) skin testing, lice and scabies evaluation, travel consultations and immunizations at its Everett and Lynnwood immunization clinics.

  • 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
  • Heroin deaths at epidemic levels in Snohomish County


    Heroin and prescription opioid usage in our county is a serious problem. From 2011 to 2013, approximately one out of every five heroin deaths in the state occurred in Snohomish County, a county with only one-tenth of the total population in Washington. In 2013 alone, heroin and prescription opioid overdoses represented two-thirds of the 130 accidental overdose deaths in the countyRead More...
  • Naloxone kits now available in Snohomish County
    In 2013 there were 86 opioid drug overdoses in Snohomish County, and 580 within Washington State. The availability of naloxone (sold under the brand name Narcan) could potentially cut down on deaths due to heroin and prescription opioid drugs (morphine, oxycodone/OxyContin, methadone, hydrocodone/Vicodin, and codeine). Read More...
  • Health District Honors Healthy Programs & Policies
    The Arlington City Council will be honored with a Healthy Communities Award from Snohomish Health District on the evening of November 3rd at the City Council meeting. The award is presented to honor organizations that have adopted health promotion programs or policies that support healthy choices for the populations they serve or employ. Read More...

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