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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

Snohomish Health District hosts Mother’s Day Tea, May 10

Moms are invited to learn about community resources

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Pregnant women and mothers of small children are invited to an informational tea from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 10 at the Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave., Everett, Wash. Read More >>
Wednesday, May 1, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1557)/Comments (0)/
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Community Health “Report Card” rolled out

Report explains what was measured, how it was done, and top health issues that need work

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Prenatal care? Violent crime? Illegal dumping?  For the past year, the Snohomish Health District and its Public Health Advisory Council (PHAC) have delved into the world of health statistics to discover what the most pressing health issues are for Snohomish County residents. The Health District compiled the findings in a “report card” presented to community leaders April 30. Read More >>
Tuesday, April 30, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1573)/Comments (0)/
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Dispose of unwanted medicines on National Drug Take-back Day, April 27

Correct disposal helps prevent unintentional poisonings

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. –Unintentional poisonings are at a record high in Snohomish County. The most recent information shows that in 2011 the number of such poisonings affected 150 county residents– more than triple the 46 reported in 2000. You can help reduce the chance of unintentional poisonings by disposing of your unwanted medicines on National Drug Take-back Day, April 27 at multiple locations in Snohomish County. Read More >>
Friday, April 19, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (677)/Comments (0)/
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Check your child’s shot record to ensure full protection

Early vaccination works best -- National Infant Immunization Week, April 21-28

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Parents want to protect their children, but they might not know about some of today’s vaccines or the serious diseases they prevent, such as polio, diphtheria, hepatitis, and whooping cough. These diseases can be especially serious for infants and young children - witness the Lake Stevens infant who died in the whooping cough epidemic that swept Snohomish County last year. More than 35,000 cases of whooping cough were reported across the United States last year, including 15 infant deaths. The majority of these deaths were among infants younger than 3 months of age. Read More >>
Wednesday, April 10, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1594)/Comments (0)/
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Local food code goes low-cal as state’s beefs up, May 1

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. The local food regulations in Snohomish County have changed to conform to the newly revised state food laws. Three years of state-level meetings culminated in state-approved revisions to the food regulation, WAC 246-215, effective May 1. The Snohomish County Health Board passed a resolution to adopt the changes in the county at its monthly meeting, April 9.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1573)/Comments (0)/
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