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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

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.

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Friday, March 15, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (773)/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.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (819)/Comments (0)/
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Food Excellence Awards honor top kitchens

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – It’s like winning an Oscar Award for safe food handling. The Snohomish Health District Food Excellence Awards honor the top restaurants and institutional kitchens in six categories, selected from more than 4,000 food permit holders in Snohomish County.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (803)/Comments (0)/
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Blacks targeted for HIV testing, awareness

Highest risk group for infection, greatest benefits from prevention

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. Thursday, Feb. 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, designed to encourage black people across the United States to get educated, get tested, get involved, and get treated.

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Monday, February 4, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (786)/Comments (0)/
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Influenza hitting elderly hard in Snohomish County

Another death reported, vaccination clinic Saturday

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. -- The Snohomish Health District reports five Snohomish County residents have died in the last month from the severe influenza (commonly called the “flu”) that is circulating throughout Western Washington. All but one death was in people over age 70, and all had underlying medical conditions in addition to confirmed flu. Read More >>
Friday, January 25, 2013/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (852)/Comments (0)/
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