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Tag: Human Services and Health

We Can’t Wait Part 2

You may know that I have been seeking to increase shelter capacity for several years now, with a specific focus on unsheltered families with children beginning in 2011.  You can read more about those past efforts here. As a part of this year’s budget process, the Council voted  Monday to fund new shelter capacity for […]

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COUNCILMEMBER CONLIN RECEIVES AWARD FOR DEVELOPING SECURE MEDICINE RETURN PROGRAM

On Monday, October 21, 2013, Councilmember Richard Conlin was honored as one of the four members of the King County Board of Health Subcommittee on Secure Medicine Return receiving the Washington State Exemplary Substance Abuse Prevention Award in the Local Government category. The honor was conferred for their bold action in designing the second mandatory collection […]

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Pass It On Campaign

About 13,000 people are currently in the program, but we know there are at least 20,000 people out there who would qualify.

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SIGN UP FOR HEALTH CARE NOW!

The Affordable Care Act is here, and it is time to start the sign up process! We’re ready to help you find a health plan that meets your needs and fits your budget. Residents of Seattle can get help enrolling at a free event: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2-5 p.m. Garfield Community Center 2323 E. Cherry […]

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Health Care Coverage is Here

Do you need to find a health plan that meets your needs and fits your budget? Well, here is a new way for you to find, compare and enroll in health insurance coverage. It’s called Washington Healthplanfinder. Residents of Seattle can get help enrolling at a free event coming up: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2-5 p.m. […]

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Changes Coming Under “Obamacare”

There are currently about 16% or (approximately 200,000) King County residents who are uninsured

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We Can’t Wait

Surely we can find the political will and the resources to fulfill our promise that these families with children should not have to sleep in cars, in abandoned buildings or outdoors.

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Nothing Against Life

There is a suicide every 18 minutes in the United States, one every 30 seconds in the world.

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DRUG AND MEDICINE PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM APPROVED

On Thursday, June 20, the King County Board of Health unanimously approved a Rule and Regulation establishing an industry-funded product stewardship model for managing unwanted and surplus drugs and medicines in King County. King County will become the second County in the nation (following Alameda County, California) to adopt such a program; British Columbia has […]

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DUWAMISH SUPERFUND: CITY COMMITMENTS ON CLEANUP AND HEALTH IMPACTS

On Wednesday, June 12, Mayor McGinn and eight Councilmembers sent a letter to the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition (DRCC) expressing our support for the DRCC’s work to engage the community and ensure that our Superfund cleanup investments result in a cleaner and safer river for all. The letter acknowledged that the EPA proposed cleanup could […]

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