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Providing regular, updated data on the health of King County's population is a core function of Public Health — Seattle & King County. Data is intended to inform the community, including policy makers, medical personnel, researchers, community-based organizations, government agencies and individuals to understand and respond to diseases, threats and underlying conditions impacting our health.

Data highlights

2017 King County Medical Examiner's Annual Report
This report reflects the activities pertaining to the investigation of jurisdictional deaths in King County. Data provided within this report helps shape Public Health policies designed to save lives by reducing preventable deaths.

2017 Annual TB Report
In 2017, TB was at an all-time low in King County. There were 97 reported cases, down from 101 cases in 2016 and 161 ten years ago in 2007. This corresponded to a case rate of 4.5 cases per 100,000 population.

Blueprint for Addressing Climate Change and Health
The intent of this document is to raise awareness of the importance of health in climate mitigation and adaptation planning; to articulate health impacts in climate change communication; and to describe key actions for our agency to move this work forward, acknowledging we are challenged to find the resources to fund much of the necessary work.

The Assessment, Policy Development and Evaluation Unit's primary work is assessment and evaluation of population-based data and interventions, integrating qualitative analysis, and policy development. We are a multidisciplinary group of epidemiologists, social research scientists, and policy specialists. We collaborate with community and other Public Health — Seattle & King County divisions, using and developing state-of-the-art techniques for data collection and analysis. Our goal is to provide leadership and technical assistance for population-level health assessment, data-driven program planning, program evaluation, and policy.

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