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Protect and improve the health and well-being of all people in King County, as defined by per person healthy years lived.  Whenever possible, employ strategies, policies and interventions to reduce health disparities.


  1. Based on Science and Evidence
  2. Driven by Social Justice
  3. Focused on Prevention
  4. Centered on the Community

Public Health Functions

  • Health Protection: Tracking and preventing disease and other threats; regulating dangerous environmental and workplace exposures; and ensuring the safety of water, air and food.

  • Health Promotion: Leading efforts to promote health and prevent chronic conditions and injuries.

  • Health Provision: Helping assure access to high quality health care for all populations.

For more information on the goals, functions and strategies of Public Health - Seattle & King County, please see the Public Health Operational Master Plan.