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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

Troubling trends in depression and suicide among youth

Healthy Youth Survey shows many county students are at risk

June 23, 2015 - SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – As students wrap up their school years and head into summer, new data shows that parents and community members should be aware of signs to look for if someone is in crisis and where to go for help. An increasing number of Snohomish County teens say they feel sad or hopeless, have thoughts of suicide, or have attempted suicide.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (78)/Comments (0)/
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County Residents to be Asked to Share Thoughts on Vaping

Health District Looks to Expand Smoking in Public Places Law

June 16, 2015 - SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – To vape, or not to vape—in public—that is the question.  Amidst the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes and vaping, and rising ambiguity by business owners on whether it’s allowed in their establishments, the Snohomish Health District is evaluating options to prohibit vaping and vapor products in public places.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (185)/Comments (0)/
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Survey finds most students feel safe in their schools and communities

Healthy Youth Survey shows gains and losses among youth

May 11, 2015 - SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Results on school and community environment is the focus of the second of four data releases from the 2014 Healthy Youth Survey, with statewide data released by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction on Friday. Analyzing the trends for Snohomish County since 2008 shows some promising improvements, particularly when it comes to students feeling safe and having access to afterschool activities. The data also highlights slight increases in bullying and physical abuse across the grades. Read More >>
Monday, May 11, 2015/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (159)/Comments (0)/
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Health District to host Mother’s Tea on May 8

Annual resource fair for moms and moms-to-be

May 6, 2015 - EVERETT, Wash. – Being a mom is a big adjustment—there’s a new, demanding human in your life 24/7. All the new chores and expenses and health worries can take away from the joys of motherhood. Everyone needs support and resources, which is why the Snohomish Health District hosts this annual event for mothers in the community.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (258)/Comments (0)/
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County students less likely to binge drink and smoke cigarettes

Healthy Youth Survey shows gains and losses among youth

April 3, 2015 - SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. In the first of four data releases from the 2014 Healthy Youth Survey, the Washington State Department of Health focused on results surrounding youth substance abuse. All fourteen school districts in Snohomish County participated in the surveys distributed last October, adding up to 11,852 sixth, eighth, tenth, and twelfth graders whose answers shed some light around the health of our youth.

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Friday, April 3, 2015/Author: Heather Thomas/Number of views (488)/Comments (0)/
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