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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.

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Media Releases

Board of Health Meeting, March 10

Health District to present Food Safety Excellence Awards

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. In conjunction with this month’s Board of Health meeting, the Snohomish Health District will present nine local businesses with the annual Food Safety Excellence Awards. These awards recognize those in food service who not only meet minimum standards, but typically stand out within their industry.

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Friday, March 6, 2015/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (21)/Comments (0)/
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Health District immunization clinics to close June 30

Decision paves way for more public health opportunities long-term

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. In line with the FY15 budget adopted by the Board of Health, the Snohomish Health District is moving forward with plans to permanently close its immunization clinics by the end of June. This move follows the recent relocation of immunization clinic services to the Lynnwood site following water damage at the Everett location. 

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Thursday, March 5, 2015/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (26)/Comments (0)/
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E-cigarette use outpacing cigarette use among teens

Governor Jay Inslee gives sobering statistics for Washington youth

Feb. 13, 2015 - SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. At a press conference Thursday morning, Governor Jay Inslee released preliminary data from the 2014 Healthy Youth Survey in which 23 percent of Washington's high school seniors reported using e-cigarettes. Furthermore, high school sophomores were vaping at twice the rate of regular cigarettes. This represents a significant increase in e-cigarette use since the 2012 survey.

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Friday, February 13, 2015/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (17)/Comments (0)/
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Water damage forces relocation of downtown Everett immunization clinic

Vaccine services relocating to Lynnwood location Feb. 2

Jan. 29, 2015 - SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. A broken water pipe has caused significant damage to the main floor of the Snohomish Health District’s downtown Everett location. As of Monday, Feb. 2, the immunization clinic and tuberculin skin testing services will be relocated to the south county location at 6101 – 200th St SW, Lynnwood, Wash.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (212)/Comments (0)/
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Heroin deaths at epidemic levels in Snohomish County

New report highlights need for coordinated efforts to disrupt supply and prevent overdoses

Jan. 27, 2015 - SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. 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 county.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (162)/Comments (0)/
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