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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

EMPOWER emergency preparedness fair, April 20

Educational event for the general public, communities of color, vulnerable populations & emergency responders features speakers, food, displays

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Culture, ability, and language can make a huge difference in preparing for and responding to emergencies. The EMPOWER emergency preparedness fair will break down the barriers through a day of presentations, information sharing, resource tables, and demonstrations, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sat., April 20 at Everett Station, 3201 Smith Ave., Everett.

Monday, April 8, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1022)/Comments (0)/
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Snohomish Health District executive concludes 36 years in public health

Tim McDonald, Director of the Communicable Disease Control Division, will retire on March 29

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Division Director Tim McDonald announced his retirement from the Snohomish Health District, effective March 29. The Vietnam veteran was also a long-time veteran of local public health, serving communities for 36 years in Washington state. He came to the local Health District in 2008. Read More >>
Wednesday, March 27, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (769)/Comments (0)/
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“Stop TB in my lifetime” awareness in Snohomish County, March 24

Tuberculosis control continues its long history in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. To build local awareness of an ongoing global tragedy, the Snohomish County Board of Health recently adopted a resolution proclaiming March 24 to be “World TB Day” in Snohomish County. The Snohomish Health District is responsible for carrying out the work of preventing and controlling tuberculosis in Snohomish County. Read More >>
Thursday, March 21, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (1517)/Comments (0)/
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SnoCo teens drinking less; thinking more about suicide

The 2012 Healthy Youth Survey reflects ups and downs among local older kids

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The state’s recently released 2012 Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) shows that Snohomish County’s youth are having their ups and downs when it comes to healthy choices and experiences. The biennial report issued by the Washington State Department of Health offers health-risk information reported anonymously by students statewide in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12.

Friday, March 15, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (772)/Comments (0)/
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Free Health & Beauty Fair March 9

Empowering women of color to make their health a priority

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. --- In honor of National Women and Girls HIV Awareness Day the Snohomish Health District is partnering with local and federal agencies to host a free Health & Beauty Fair for Women of Color on Saturday, March 9 at Edmonds Community College, and a free HIV testing day for women on March 12.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (819)/Comments (0)/
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