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Sharon Garcia, Renton Farmers Market

Creating healthy opportunities

Sharon Garcia, Renton Farmers Market

Public Health — Seattle & King County is working with key partners to ensure all communities have what they need to be healthy. It's not just about educating people to make healthier choices, it's about breaking down barriers that stand in the way of health equity. Our community members and leaders are dedicated to improving everyone's opportunity to live their most healthy life.

Working toward health equity

Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. Healthy King County Coalition, Seattle Children's, and Public Health — Seattle & King County have partnered together on a series of community-led programs (through the Partnerships to Improve Community Health grant) that have led to better, more long-lasting health outcomes for everyone—not just those who are already healthy.

Together, our partnerships have identified and are dedicated to working on health equity based around these overarching issue-areas: access to good nutrition, quality physical activity, green space, smoke-free environments and tobacco prevention resources.

How we do it

How we do it

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Healthy eating

Having equal access to healthy, fresh foods has a big impact on everything from diabetes risk to early learning. Healthy eating programs increase equitable food access, making healthy food affordable, convenient and culturally-relevant.

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Active living

Communities need safe, affordable and convenient places to be physically active to have better health. Active living programs do things like improve physical education curriculum in public schools, and improve the parks and walkability of neighborhoods.

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Tobacco prevention

Cutting tobacco in a comprehensive way relies on the work of whole communities, not just the individual smoker. PICH tobacco prevention work includes expanding smoke-free environments such as parks, apartment buildings and campuses, and reaching into local communities to deliver personalized and sustained quit and prevention support in multiple languages.

Staff from the Horn of Africa Services (HOAS)

Partners in action

Pictured (left to right): Anaji Aman, Yemane Gebremicael, and Tsegaye Gebru, Horn of Africa Services

Meet our partners in action and learn about their dedicated efforts in making healthy living a reality for everyone.

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Some of our stories

Partnerships to improve community health in Seattle and King County
Food Innovation Network
Equity-oriented fitness programs in Seattle and King County
Community Health Workers

Margaret Rickman and Maria Anderson, Elk Run Farm

Toward a healthy future for all

Pictured (left to right): Margaret Rickman and Maria Anderson, Elk Run Farm

With partnerships, funding and support, community groups and their members are helping build a healthy future for everyone. Learn more about our continued efforts, past initiatives and growing networks. Together, we’re making healthy opportunities for all communities a reality.

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Promote the work

We want you to have the tools, resources and information available for you to help promote your work. Click on any of the assets below to expand the information: an infographic perfect for social media sharing, a PowerPoint you can adapt to guide a discussion, or a printable one-pager to leave behind at a funder meeting. Share, print, re-post or save any of these resources for your groups, networks and communities.

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