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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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