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Snohomish Health District is the local public health agency for Snohomish County in Washington state. Our news releases are a resource for current public health information for media, the public, policymakers, and other community partners.

News releases are sent to print and electronic media as needed. We also share relevant media releases from the Department of Health and other public health agencies.

 

Media Releases

Event Aimed at Reducing the Stigma of Mental Health

First Youth Mental Wellness Fair of its Kind to Debut May 7

EVERETT, Wash. – 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.

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Monday, April 25, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (56)/Comments (0)/
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Board of Health Meeting, April 12

2015 Health Champions Recognized, Continued Discussions on WIC and First Steps

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – 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.

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Friday, April 8, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (75)/Comments (0)/
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Food and Environmental Related Fees to Increase April 1

Health District’s First Increase Since 2012

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – 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.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (151)/Comments (0)/
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Share Your Thoughts on Pharmaceutical Stewardship March 25-April 15

Board of Health Seeks Feedback on Countywide Medicine Take-Back Policy

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – 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. 

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Friday, March 25, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (202)/Comments (0)/
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Board of Health Meeting, March 15

Policy Options for Pharmaceutical Stewardships; Transition Plans for WIC and First Steps to be Focus

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. 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.

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Friday, March 11, 2016/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (329)/Comments (0)/
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