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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

Fresh news: Sultan parks go tobacco-free, June 11

Mayor Rowe keynotes the Osprey Park celebration at 2 p.m.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY---Sultan soon will become the fifth city in Snohomish County to freshen its parks with a healthier climate for kids. Sultan Mayor C. H. Rowe will proclaim Sultan parks voluntarily “tobacco-free” June 11 in ceremonies beginning at 2 p.m. at Osprey Park, 711 1st St, Sultan. The event is free and open to the public. Read More >>
Friday, June 6, 2003/Author: Anonym/Number of views (769)/Comments (0)/
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Region’s teens fire up over secondhand smoke, May 31

“Untold II” youth summit at Swinomish Tribal Community Center, LaConner

SNOHOMISH COUNTY---Students from five counties will learn the dirty truth about secondhand smoke at an all-day summit May 31. “Untold II: The reality behind secondhand smoke” will be held at Swinomish Tribal Community Center, LaConner. Read More >>
Monday, May 12, 2003/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1486)/Comments (0)/
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Bye-bye, blackbird: Report dead birds to Snohomish Health District

Your information will track West Nile virus in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY--- You can help track West Nile virus (WNV) activity in Snohomish County. Snohomish Health District recently reactivated its WNV information line for you to report the location of dead birds you find in the county. Dead crows in particular are early indicators of virus activity because this family of bird is most susceptible to infection. Call 425.339.5250 during business hours to report a freshly dead bird that has no obvious trauma. After 5 p.m. or on weekends, call 425.339.8720. Read More >>
Thursday, May 1, 2003/Author: Anonym/Number of views (736)/Comments (0)/
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May 5 “Public Health Matters” spotlights connecting with teens

Monthly noontime lecture at Snohomish Health District

SNOHOMISH COUNTY--- Family physician Jody McVittie, MD, is the featured speaker May 5 at Snohomish Health District’s “Public Health Matters” monthly noontime lecture. Dr. McVittie will present “Protecting our youth from harm: Our relationships make a difference.” The free, one-hour lecture begins at noon at the Snohomish Health District auditorium, 3020 Rucker Ave., Everett. People are welcome to bring lunch to eat during the presentation. Read More >>
Friday, April 25, 2003/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1456)/Comments (0)/
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“Strike Out Tobacco Week” with the AquaSox, July 20-27

Exercise your lungs cheering for the home team & a healthier life!

SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- The Everett AquaSox baseball franchise celebrates its twentieth season of healthy fun with "Strike Out Tobacco Week," July 20-27. This is the tenth year the AquaSox have teamed up with Snohomish Health District and Tobacco Free Snohomish County to promote healthier living --- and it’s the first year Everett Memorial Stadium is 100 percent tobacco-free. Read More >>
Thursday, April 17, 2003/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1457)/Comments (0)/
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