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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

Stubborn but curable, tuberculosis persists in Snohomish County

Snohomish Health District fights TB with technology, meds & compassion

SNOHOMISH COUNTY— The number of new tuberculosis cases has inched downward in the past decade in Snohomish County, thanks to Snohomish Health District’s TB control team. Passionate about their work, the small band of nurses, outreach workers, office assistants and translators apply technology and thorough case management to detect, contain and cure TB. Read More >>
Tuesday, March 19, 2002/Author: Anonym/Number of views (750)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Media Releases2002

Snohomish Health District announces “Excellence Award” winners

Local businesses recognized for safe food handling practices

Everett -- Judged by their industry peers, seven food service establishments in Snohomish County are being recognized for their excellence in handling food safely. “Excellence Award” plaques will be presented to the winners at the Snohomish Health District board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Snohomish Health District auditorium, 3020 Rucker Ave., Everett. The meeting begins at 3 p.m. and is open to the public. Read More >>
Friday, February 8, 2002/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1678)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Media Releases2002

Want to make a difference? HIV/AIDS Council needs you

Regional group decides HIV/AIDS services & funding for five counties

EVERETT —The Region 3 HIV/AIDS Community Planning Council needs more members to represent all five counties in its area. The group is recruiting persons infected with HIV, service and health planning professionals, youth at risk, people of color and persons from populations most affected by HIV/AIDS in Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties. The Council wants to elect six new members to 1- and 2-year terms, bringing the total to a “full strength” 22 members. Read More >>
Tuesday, January 29, 2002/Author: Anonym/Number of views (762)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Media Releases2002

Local public health in critical condition

Governor’s budget decimates public health protection

SNOHOMISH COUNTY— Disease control, bioterrorism response, food safety, immunizations for children and other public health services are at risk of major cuts due to Governor Gary Locke’s proposed budget, say local public health officials. Read More >>
Wednesday, December 19, 2001/Author: Anonym/Number of views (986)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Media Releases2001

Smoke-free programs work in Washington state, says CDC

Local policymakers meet Jan. 3 to discuss support for tobacco program

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—Low smoking rates in Washington state may be connected to active tobacco education and intervention programs, according to recent survey data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Dec. 14 report compares cigarette smoking in 99 metropolitan areas across the nation. Read More >>
Tuesday, December 18, 2001/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1010)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Media Releases2001