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Strategic planning for Public Health

Public Health – Seattle & King County is in the process of developing a new strategic plan for the department to guide our work in making King County healthier and safer for everyone.

The plan will provide a roadmap for the department over the next decade, and through the strategic planning process, we'll revisit Public Health’s mission, goals, and functions. It's a particularly good time to consider our direction, given that we are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic and facing many other significant threats to our community’s health, including racism.

Building on the input of community and our staff, strategic plan development will run through early 2024.

Supplemental information

November 2023
Strategic Planning Engagement Report (2.4 MB): We thank all the individuals, organizations, and partners for their input to inform Public Health’s Strategic Plan. This report summarizes what we heard in the Summer of 2023 from Public Health staff, community based organizations and community partners. This information serves as a foundational piece to the development of Public Health’s new Strategic Plan.

June 2023
Our first step was to examine the current work of Public Health. The Current State Report (945 KB) builds on over 160 existing documents shared by every division across the department, and identifies seven key points that describe Public Health's activities and challenges.

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