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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

The impact of firearms on King County children and youth
This dashboard summarizes information about the impact of firearms on King County children and youth as well as firearm storage practices for adults with and without children.


Medical Examiner's Office-investigated deaths among people living homeless
This dashboard summarizes information about deaths among persons presumed to be homeless that were investigated by the Medical Examiner since 2010.


Firearm Deaths Among Residents of King County and Seattle, 2012-2016
The first step in developing strategies to decrease deaths from firearms is to understand current data and trends. This chart pack provides data on firearm deaths among residents of King County and Seattle, WA, including population demographics and trends.

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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