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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

Interactive local health data is now at your fingertips
For the first time, extensive interactive data on health and well-being in King County communities is available and makes it easier to visually explore public health data and drill down by geography and other demographics.

Rising number of homeless deaths reflects increasing numbers of people needing shelter and care
In 2017, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office (MEO) investigated the deaths of 169 people who were homeless at the time. That’s an increase of 32 deaths compared to the previous year — and more than double the number of deaths from six years ago, according to a new report from the MEO.

King County Community Health Needs Assessment, 2018/2019
A detailed description of the community, analyses of data on life expectancy and leading causes of death, and a review of levels of chronic illness throughout King County.

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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