Public health funding is a unique patchwork of local, state and federal funding. Snohomish Health District has no local taxing authority, and there is no dedicated source of revenue for public health at the state or federal levels.
Since 2006, the county’s population has grown by 14%, but our revenue has dropped by 40%.
Balancing the Budget
To balance our budget, Snohomish Health District has been realigning staff and programs for the past five years. We continue to capitalize on efficiencies from technology, quality improvement initiatives, and community partnerships.