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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

Increase in suspected cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis in Washington State since August 2018

Health Advisory for October 10, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (107)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Health Alerts

New Overdose Prevention Resource Guide Hits the Streets in Snohomish County

Articles and directory helps get resources, information into the community

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Attendees at Saturday’s Overdose Prevention Night with the Everett AquaSox were among the first in Snohomish County to receive copies of the new Overdose Prevention Resource Guide. The guide features articles centered around a new “10 Things to Know About Opioids” campaign developed by members of the Snohomish County Opioid Response “MAC” Group.

Monday, September 10, 2018/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (342)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Media Releases2018

Upcoming Overdose Awareness Events in Snohomish County

Public invited to events for those lost, struggling with opioid addiction

EVERETT, Wash.  In 2017, Snohomish County lost over 90 people to an opioid overdose. The tragedy of overdose is far too frequent but is ultimately preventable. Overdose prevention, education and treatment play a crucial role in saving lives. Two upcoming events are aimed at providing more awareness and connection to resources in Snohomish County.


A Night to Remember, A Time to Act

Overdose Prevention Night at the Everett AquaSox

Monday, August 20, 2018/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (472)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Media Releases2018