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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Special Meeting Notice: Board of Health Meeting, November 12

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

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Posted on: November 5, 2019

Public hearing on Health District preliminary budget, Nov. 12

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will take comments on the preliminary 2020 Snohomish Health District budget during its next regularly scheduled meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 12. The meeting is in the auditorium on the first f...

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Media Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Second Case of Vaping-Associated Lung Injury Reported

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – A second Snohomish County resident has been hospitalized due to vaping-associated lung injury. 

A woman in her forties was hospitalized last week. She reported vaping both flavored nicotine and THC products. The...

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Media Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2019

Prepare for Flu Season

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Scrub your hands. Cover your cough. Get your flu vaccine. Stay home if you feel ill.

Now is the time to refresh yourself and your family about the best ways to avoid getting the flu, and to avoid spreading it if you do g...

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Media Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2019

Regular Meeting and Special Meeting for a Work Session, October 8

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

Just prior to its regula...

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Media Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2019

First Case of Lung Illness in Snohomish County Associated with Vaping

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District has identified the first case of vaping-related lung illness in a Snohomish County resident.

A female in her twenties was admitted to a Snohomish County hospital in August with shortness of ...

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Media Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2019

Board of Health Meeting, September 10

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

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Media Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Upcoming Overdose Awareness Events in Snohomish County

EVERETT, Wash. — Thousands in Snohomish County struggle with opioid use disorder, and too many are lost to overdose. More than 100 people in Snohomish County died of overdoses in 2018.

Overdose is preventable and recovery is possible. Education a...

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Media Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Confirmed Hepatitis A Case Closes Lynnwood Restaurant

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District required the immediate closure of Ashiya Teriyaki located at 1233 164th St SW in Lynnwood following a confirmed case of hepatitis A in a foodworker. People who ate at this restaurant between August 2...

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Media Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Board of Health Meeting and Work Session, Aug. 13

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

Just prior to its regula...

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Media Releases
Posted on: July 5, 2019

Board of Health Meeting, July 9

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everet...

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Administrator and Health Officer resign from Snohomish Health District

EVERETT, Wash. – At its special meeting earlier today, the Board of Health accepted and approved the resignation of Jefferson Ketchel and Dr. Mark Beatty. The Board also appointed Shawn Frederick, the District’s Administration Services...

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Media Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Board of Health Meeting, June 11

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker A...

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Media Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Joint Press Release: New measles cases in multiple Washington counties

OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health is announcing four newly diagnosed cases of measles in residents of three western Washington counties (King County 2, Snohomish County 1, Pierce County 1). These new cases are in addition to the case Ta...

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Media Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Board of Health Meeting, May 14

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everet...

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Media Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Board of Health Meeting, April 9

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Evere...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Flu season packing a punch in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Flu season typically peaks between January and March, but the timing and severity is unpredictable. Since the start of the year, there have been 15 flu-related deaths, which is down considerably from the two previous se...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2019

New Healthy Youth Survey results show concerning vaping trends in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The likelihood that young people in Snohomish County are binge drinking, smoking cigarettes or using illegal drugs like heroin or methamphetamine appears to be dropping, according to the 2018 Healthy Youth Surv...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2019

Snohomish County ranked third healthiest in Washington State

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Snohomish County holds its spot as third healthiest county in Washington State for the second year in a row, according to the annual County Health Rankings.

The 10th annual rankings were released today by the Robert Wood...

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Media Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Board of Health Meeting, March 12

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash.

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Media Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Board Votes to Support Funding Request for Everett Smelter Site Clean-up

 SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – At its regularly scheduled meeting, the Board of Health unanimously approved a resolution in support of the City of Everett’s request to the legislature for capital funding to address the Everett Sme...

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Media Releases
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Board of Health Meeting, Feb. 12

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Board of Health will hold its regular meeting from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Evere...

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Media Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2019

First Lab-Confirmed Flu Death Reported in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District has received its first report of a laboratory-confirmed influenza (flu) death for the 2018-19 season. A Marysville woman in her early-80s with underlying conditions died earlier this week.&...

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Media Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2019

New Report Estimates Number of People Misusing Opioids in Snohomish County

Image showing burden of disease numbers: 1,400 opioid-related emergency room visits, 5,000 to 10,000

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – In a new report released today, the Snohomish Health District estimates that between 5,000 and 10,000 people in Snohomish County are suffering from opioid use disorder. It’s likely that another 35,000 to 80,000 people are misusin...

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Media Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Public Hearing Dec. 11 to Consider 2019 Budget

During its regular board meeting, the Board of Health will hold a public hearing and is expected to take action on the 2019 budget. The meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. The meeting will be held in the Snohomish Health...

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Media Releases
Posted on: November 29, 2018

Health District seeks public perspective on Snohomish County’s top health issues

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that Americans’ life expectancy has declined for the third year in a row, largely due to drug overdoses and suicides. These are trends being se...

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Media Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Top 15 Reasons to Participate in the Great American Smokeout

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Quitting tobacco starts with Day 1. The Snohomish Health District is joining other partners across the country to urge smokers to make November 15 their “Day 1.”

The American Cancer Society has hosted the Great A...

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Media Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2018

Upcoming Overdose Awareness Events in Snohomish County

EVERETT, Wash. — In 2017, Snohomish County lost over 90 people to an opioid overdose. The tragedy of overdose is far too frequent but is ultimately preventable. Overdose prevention, education and treatment play a crucial role in saving lives. Two upcoming...

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Media Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2018

Reports of 57 Opioid Overdoses Within Seven Days in Snohomish County

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District—in partnership with the Snohomish County Opioid Response Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) Group—completed a second 7-day point-in-time data collection for opioid overdoses from July 9-15, 2018. The re...

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Media Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Snohomish Health District to Participate in The Kresge Foundation’s Emerging Leaders in Public Healt

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Two team members from the Snohomish Health District have been selected to be part of the third cohort of The Kresge Foundation’s Emerging Leaders in Public Health initiative. Administrator Jefferson Ketchel and health policy anal...

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