Public health agency for Snohomish County
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Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
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The Community Health Division offers many services that focus on improving the health of families and children. These services include: serving families with high-risk pregnancies or children with special health needs to ensure the best possible environment for the critical time of early childhood; promoting healthy living, preventing disease and injury, and helping people get the services they need; providing education, services, and referrals to individuals, families, and populations at risk; and collaborating with individuals, providers, policy makers, and organizations to develop and maintain strategies for addressing public health issues.
Child Care Health & Disease Prevention Snohomish Health District Consultants provide consultations and classes on a variety of health topics to those working in early learning environments.
Children with Special Health Care Needs Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Public Health Nurses provide health information and guidance to parents. Children with Special Health Care Needs Program helps parents coordinate health services. Restricted funding may be available.
Early Intervention Early Intervention Public Health Nurses work with families in their home. Nurses talk with parents and observe children to assess their needs and connect to local resources. Early Intervention works to keep their children safe and healthy.
First Steps First Steps Services include Maternity Support Services (MSS) and Infant case Management (ICM). The goals of the program are to promote a healthy pregnancy and delivery of a healthy baby as well as support positive parenting for your baby’s first year of life. First Steps is available to low-income pregnant and parenting women and infants up to one year of age.
Oral Health The Oral Health program assesses the oral health of Snohomish County and provides resources and information about oral health. The Public Health Dental Hygienist promotes dental services that are effective and lowest cost.
Tobacco Prevention & Control Providing information, education, resources and policy support regarding all forms of tobacco use. Enforcing the Smoking in Public Places Law (RCW 70.160), and youth retail tobacco sales laws.
Women, Infants and Children WIC - a special nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children - helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy. Participants must be a resident of Washington, meet income guidelines and be a pregnant woman, new mother, infant or child under the age of five years.